Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
By theme : Love  

Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent.
By theme : Philosophy   Wisdom  

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
By theme : Education   Thought  

Civilized people cannot fully satisfy their sexual instinct without love.
By theme : Love  

Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.
By theme : Life   Philosophy   Thought  

At least half of sins of mankind are caused by the fear of boredom.
By theme : Psychology   Wisdom   Wit  

All human activity is prompted by desire.
By theme : Philosophy   Wisdom  

Hospital is a place where they wake you up to give you a sleeping pill.
By theme : Humor   Wit  

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin - more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.
By theme : Thought  

The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot coexist with affection for another. Everybody knows that this is untrue.
By theme : Morality   Psychology   Relations   Society  

There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other that you can boast about it.
By theme : Psychology   Behavior  

Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so.
By theme : Behavior   Thought  

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
By theme : Philosophy   War  

It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won`t go.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology   Reason  

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
By theme : Life   Philosophy   Thought  

Science is what you know; philosophy is what you don`t know.
By theme : Psychology   Science  

Love, children, and work are the great sources of fertilizing contact between the individual and the rest of the world.
By theme : Relations   Society  

Just because your doctor has a name for your condition doesn`t mean he knows what it is.
By theme : Health  

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
By theme : Behavior   Politics   Society  

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
By theme : Knowledge   Science  

 
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