Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
By theme : Morality   Thought  

An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
By theme : Psychology   Thought  

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
By theme : Philosophy   Psychology   Reason  

Force made the first slaves; their cowardice perpetuated slavery.
By theme : Society  

He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.
By theme : Behavior  

The science of government is only a science of combinations, of applications, and of exceptions, according to times, places and circumstances.
By theme : Science   Society   State  

Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
By theme : Nature   Psychology  

The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.
By theme : Politics   Relations   Society  

Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body.
By theme : Conscience  

Men speak from knowledge, women from imagination.
By theme : Knowledge   Men   Women  

Our greatest misfortunes come to us from ourselves.
By theme : Life  

Childhood is the sleep of reason.
By theme : Childhood   Reason  

A bluestocking is the scourge of her husband, children, friends, servants, and every one.
By theme : Behavior   Women  

The empire of woman is an empire of softness, of address, of complacency. Her commands are caresses, her menaces are tears.
By theme : Women  

Do not judge and you will never be mistaken.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

Every blue-stocking will remain a spinster as long as there are sensible men on the earth.
By theme : Behavior   Women  

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
By theme : Liberty   Society  

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
By theme : Knowledge   Wisdom  

Insults are the arguments of those who have no arguments.
By theme : Behavior   Wisdom  

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
By theme : Liberty   Thought   Wisdom  

 
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