Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



The foolish sayings of the rich pass for wise saws in society.
By theme : Society  

A good name is better than bags of gold.
By theme : Thought   Wisdom  

The reputation of a woman may also be compared to a mirror of crystal, shining and bright, but liable to be sullied by every breath that comes near it.
By theme : Women  

One shouldn`t talk of halters in the hanged man`s house.
By theme : Behavior  

Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
By theme : Time   Wisdom  

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
By theme : Thought   Wisdom  

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
By theme : Behavior   Knowledge   Psychology  

There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
By theme : Men   Stupidity  

A man dishonored is worse than dead.
By theme : Behavior   Person  

Man appoints and God disappoints.
By theme : Wisdom  

That which costs little is less valued.
By theme : Life  

Men have to have friends even in hell.
By theme : Friendship   Relations  

To be prepared is half the victory.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology  

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
By theme : Person   Psychology  

All kinds of beauty do not inspire love; there is a kind, which only pleases the sight, but does not captivate the affections.
By theme : Beauty   Love  

Tell me what company you keep and I`ll tell you what you are.
By theme : Behavior   Person  

A person dishonored is worst than dead.
By theme : Person  

Jests that give pains are no jests.
By theme : Behavior   Relations  

To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there`s more reason to fear than to hope.
By theme : Psychology   Reason   Wisdom  

It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.
By theme : Behavior   Wisdom  

 
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