Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
By theme : Wealth  

Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
By theme : Wealth  

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals - courtesy, to inferiors - nobleness.
By theme : Behavior  

It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
By theme : Behavior   Wisdom  

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
By theme : Money  

Nothing happens by accident in politics. If something happened, it was meant to be.
By theme : Politics  

In rivers and bad governments, the lightest things swim at the top.
By theme : Politics   State  

There are three true friends: an old wife, an old dog and cash.
By theme : Friendship  

Necessity has no law.
By theme : Morality  

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
By theme : Politics   Society   State  

Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
By theme : Evil   Unhappiness  

Since I cannot govern my own tongue, though within my own teeth, how can I hope to govern the tongue of others?
By theme : Behavior   Wisdom  

You cannot strengthen one by weakening another; and you cannot add to the stature of a dwarf by cutting off the leg of a giant.
By theme : Behavior   Wisdom  

A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.
By theme : Democracy   Liberty  

I do not believe such a quality as chance exists. Every incident that happens must be a link in a chain.
By theme : Philosophy   Reason   Thought  

Fish and visitors smell in three days.
By theme : Relations  

It is easy to see, hard to foresee.
By theme : Wisdom  

There is no little enemy.
By theme : Relations  

To whom you betray your secret you sell your liberty.
By theme : Liberty   Relations  

If a man could half his wishes he would double his troubles.
By theme : Wisdom  

 
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