Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge, which is acquired under compulsion, obtains no hold on the mind.
By theme : Knowledge   Philosophy  

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
By theme : Behavior   Wisdom  

Science is nothing but perception.
By theme : Feelings   Science  

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
By theme : Wisdom   State   Philosophy  

No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
By theme : Evil   Good   Philosophy   Death  

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
By theme : Philosophy   Wisdom  

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
By theme : Society   State  

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
By theme : Education   Men   Women  

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
By theme : Psychology   Relations   Wisdom  

Love is a serious mental disease.
By theme : Health   Love  

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
By theme : Behavior   Life  

Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
By theme : Death  

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
By theme : Love  

The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.
By theme : Person   Politics  

The qualities, which a man seeks in his beloved, are those characteristics of his own soul, whether he knows it or not.
By theme : Knowledge   Love   Psychology  

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
By theme : Behavior   Person   Society  

Necessity is the mother of invention.
By theme : Science   Society  

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
By theme : Liberty   Society  

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology  

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
By theme : Death   Good   Life  

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