Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
By theme : Behavior  

The more weakness the more falsehood; strength goes straight; every cannon-ball that has in it hollows and holes goes crooked. Weaklings must lie.
By theme : Lie  

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.
By theme : Love  

Feelings come and go like light troops following the victory of the present; but principles, like troops of the line, are undisturbed, and stand fast.
By theme : Feelings  

The smallest children are nearest to God, as the smallest planets are nearest the sun.
By theme : Childhood  

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it a charm.
By theme : Behavior   Life  

Love requires not so much proofs as expressions of love. Love demands a little else than the power to feel and to requite love.
By theme : Love  

Love lessens woman`s delicacy and increases man`s.
By theme : Men   Relations   Women  

The past and future are veiled; but the past wears the widow`s veil; the future, the virgin`s.
By theme : Future   Time  

The greatest hatred, like the greatest virtue and the worst dogs, is silent.
By theme : Hatred  

He who gives up the smallest part of a secret has the rest no longer in his power.
By theme : Thought   Wisdom  

The only medicine, which does women more good than harm, is dress.
By theme : Health   Women  

The miracles of earth are the laws of heaven.
By theme : Nature   Philosophy  

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
By theme : Feelings   Old  

Women always show more taste in adorning others than themselves; and the reason is that their persons are like their hearts - they read another`s better than they can their own.
By theme : Women  

It is only reason that teaches silence. The heart teaches us to speak.
By theme : Psychology   Reason   Wisdom  

To love early and marry late is to hear a lark singing at dawn, and at night to eat it roasted for supper.
By theme : Love   Marriage   Wit  

The only medicine which does women more good than harm is dress.
By theme : Women   Wit  

Strong characters are brought out by change of situation, and gentle ones by permanence.
By theme : Character  

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
By theme : Behavior   Person  

 
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