Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



The history of art is the history of revivals.
By theme : Art   History  

I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.
By theme : Life   Wit  

God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
By theme : History   Wit  

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
By theme : Wit  

A hen is only an egg`s way of making another egg.
By theme : Wit  

All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.
By theme : Life  

Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.
By theme : Religion  

Every man`s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
By theme : Art   Creativity   Psychology   Wisdom  

To live is to love; all reason is against it; instinct is for it.
By theme : Life   Love   Reason  

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology  

Life is one long process of getting tired.
By theme : Life  

Silence is not always tact, and it is tact that is golden, not silence.
By theme : Behavior  

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
By theme : Friendship   Money  

Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
By theme : Thought   Wisdom  

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
By theme : Behavior   Humor   Society   Wit  

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
By theme : Lie   Reason   Truth  

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
By theme : Life  

 
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