Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



In human life there is a constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing.
By theme : Life  

Character is simply habit long continued.
By theme : Character  

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
By theme : Friendship  

Philosophy is the art of living.
By theme : Life   Philosophy  

Themistocles said, - "The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern me; your son governs you."
By theme : Life   Relations   Society  

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things, which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
By theme : Knowledge   Thought   Wisdom  

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
By theme : Behavior   Happiness   Relations  

Men who marry wives very much superior to themselves are not so truly husbands to their wives as they are unawares made slaves to their position.
By theme : Husband   Marriage   Relations   Wife  

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
By theme : Vice  

I don`t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
By theme : Friendship  

 
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