Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



Democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property and vulgar employments.
By theme : Democracy  

Democracy is the same tyranny, shared among many people.
By theme : Democracy  

Our characters are a result of our conduct.
By theme : Behavior   Character  

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.
By theme : Politics   State  

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
By theme : Education   Morality  

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
By theme : Friendship  

The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.
By theme : Politics   Society  

Nature does nothing without purpose or uselessly.
By theme : Nature   Wisdom  

Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope.
By theme : Youth  

The masses of mankind are evidently slavish in their tastes, preferring a life suitable to beasts.
By theme : Life   Men   Philosophy  

Democracy arose from men`s thinking that if they were equal in any respect, they were equal absolutely.
By theme : Democracy  

A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.
By theme : Behavior   Friendship   Relations   Thought  

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision, which the nature of the subject admits, and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.
By theme : Education   Knowledge  

We are what we repeatedly do.
By theme : Philosophy   Psychology  

Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law and without justice.
By theme : Men   Society  

Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.
By theme : Wit  

Between friends there is no need of justice.
By theme : Friendship   Relations  

Teaching is the highest form of understanding.
By theme : Education   Knowledge  

A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies.
By theme : Behavior   Relations  

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.
By theme : Character   Philosophy   Psychology   Wisdom  

 
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