Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    

There are few defects in our nature so glaring as not to be veiled from observation by politeness and good-breeding.
By theme : Psychology   Wisdom  

Good-humor is the soul`s health; sadness is its poison.
By theme : Feelings   Health  

There are few persons of greater worth than their reputation; but how many are there whose worth is far short of their reputation!
By theme : Person  

Science when well digested is nothing but good sense and reason.
By theme : Reason   Science  

How many persons fancy they have experience simply because they have grown old!
By theme : Knowledge   Old   Reason  

Almost always the most indigent are the most generous.
By theme : Behavior   Creativity  

The earliest desire of succeeding is almost always a prognostic of success.
By theme : Success  

To be vain of one`s rank or place is to show that one is below it.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.
By theme : Reason   Religion   Thought   Wisdom  

Politeness has been defined to be artificial good-nature; but we may affirm, with much greater propriety, that good-nature is natural politeness.
By theme : Morality   Wisdom  

What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing and for whom you care as little.
By theme : Relations   Society  

Conscience warns us as a friend before it punishes as a judge.
By theme : Conscience   Psychology   Wit  

The instability of our tastes is the occasion of the irregularity of our lives.
By theme : Life   Psychology  

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