Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
By theme : Happiness   Unhappiness  

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity.
By theme : Person   Wisdom  

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
By theme : Art   Creativity   Feelings  

A gentleman is a man who will pay his gambling debts even when he knows he has been cheated.
By theme : Behavior   Person  

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
By theme : Truth   Wisdom  

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.
By theme : Life   Philosophy  

The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life.
By theme : Life   Philosophy   Psychology   Wisdom  

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
By theme : Person   Thought  

In historic events, the so-called great men are labels giving names to events, and like labels they have but the smallest connection with the event itself.
By theme : History   Person  

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
By theme : History   Wit  

 
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