Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



Men make use of their illnesses at least as much as they are made use of by them.
By theme : Health  

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
By theme : Beauty  

When you know the truth it will drive you insane.
By theme : Truth  

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
By theme : History  

No social stability without individual stability.
By theme : Politics   Society  

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and madmen.
By theme : Philosophy   Psychology   Society  

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
By theme : Behavior   Politics  

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
By theme : Psychology   Thought  

To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves.
By theme : Psychology   Thought   Wisdom  

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
By theme : Knowledge   Philosophy   Thought  

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
By theme : Behavior   Wisdom  

That all men are equal is a proposition, which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.
By theme : Society  

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
By theme : Behavior   Relations   Wisdom  

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
By theme : Politics   War  

Chastity: the most unnatural of the sexual perversions.
By theme : Behavior   Nature  

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
By theme : History   Philosophy  

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
By theme : Person  

Experience teaches only the teachable.
By theme : Education   Wisdom  

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
By theme : Humor   Person   Thought  

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
By theme : Science   Society   Wit  

 
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