Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    

Study the past if you would divine the future.
By theme : Wisdom  

If we don`t know life, how can we know death?
By theme : Death   Life   Philosophy   Wisdom  

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.
By theme : Knowledge   Philosophy  

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than yourself.
By theme : Friendship  

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
By theme : Philosophy   Wisdom  

Rare are those who prefer virtue to the pleasures of sex.
By theme : Morality   Thought  

Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
By theme : Wisdom  

In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.
By theme : State   Wealth  

If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.
By theme : Wisdom  

Your eyes are always bigger than your stomach.
By theme : Feelings   Wisdom  

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
By theme : Philosophy   Work  

To lead an uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.
By theme : War  

Between friends, frequent reproofs make the friendship distant.
By theme : Behavior   Friendship   Relations  

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
By theme : Behavior   Morality   Wisdom  

Respect yourself and others will respect you.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology   Relations  

Silence is a friend who will never betray.
By theme : Behavior   Wisdom  

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
By theme : Beauty   Wisdom  

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
By theme : Knowledge   Wisdom  

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

Have no friends not equal to you.
By theme : Friendship  

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