Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
By theme : Behavior  

Money and time are the heaviest burdens in life: and among mortals, those who are most unhappy are the ones who have more than they need.
By theme : Happiness   Unhappiness  

Were it not for imagination, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as a duchess.
By theme : Psychology   Wisdom  

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
By theme : Wisdom  

Life is short. The sooner a man begins to enjoy his wealth the better.
By theme : Life   Wealth  

That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments.
By theme : Behavior   Relations  

Languages are the pedigree of nations.
By theme : Culture   Society  

The present is never a happy state to any human being.
By theme : Happiness   Time  

Riches seldom make their owners rich.
By theme : Wealth  

Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
By theme : Behavior  

The future is purchased by the present.
By theme : Future  

Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
By theme : Science   Thought  

Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.
By theme : Envy   Psychology  

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
By theme : Reason   Wisdom  

To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
By theme : Stupidity   Wisdom  

The great source of pleasure is variety.
By theme : Psychology   Wisdom  

Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen.
By theme : Behavior   Relations   Society  

It very seldom happens to a man that his business is his pleasure.
By theme : Business   Life  

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
By theme : Women  

Man`s chief merit consists in resisting the impulses of his nature.
By theme : Morality   Wisdom  

 
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