Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands.
By theme : Behavior   Health   Knowledge  

I would not have children much beaten for their faults, because I would not have them think bodily pain the greatest punishment.
By theme : Childhood   Education  

Where there is no property there is no injustice.
By theme : Philosophy   Society  

All wealth is the product of labor.
By theme : Society   Wealth  

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.
By theme : Behavior   Relations   Society  

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and education must finish him.
By theme : Education  

Government has no other end but the preservation of property.
By theme : Politics   State  

We are like chameleons; we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
By theme : Behavior   Character   Psychology  

Logic is the anatomy of thought.
By theme : Thought  

It is difficult to instruct children because of their natural inattention; the true mode, of course, is to first make our modes interesting to them.
By theme : Childhood   Education  

We are taught to clothe our minds, as we do our bodies, after the fashion in vogue; and it is accounted fantastical or something worse, not to do so.
By theme : Behavior   Fashion   Morality   Society  

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology   Thought  

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
By theme : Society  

The discipline of desire is the background of character.
By theme : Character  

Fashion is, for the most part, nothing but the ostentation of riches.
By theme : Fashion  

It is not possible now to keep a young gentleman from vice by a total ignorance of it, unless you will all his life mew him up in a closet and never let him go into company.
By theme : Behavior   Education   Vice   Wisdom  

 
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