Aphorisms Of Famous People

The only way to read a book of aphorisms without being bored is to open it at random and, having found something that interests you, close the book and meditate.
Prince Charles-Josef de Ligne Austrian field marshal and writer

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is a serious mental disease.

Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery

It is not true that love makes all things easy; it makes us choose what is difficult.
George Eliot

Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved.
Oscar Wilde

First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.
Honore de Balzac

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.
Oscar Wilde

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
Mae West

But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.
Agatha Christie

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.

Where there is love there is no question.
Albert Einstein

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man in love is not complete until he is married. Then he is finished.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

It is impossible to love and be wise.
Francis Bacon

Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everyone else.
George Bernard Shaw

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

One-half, the finest half, of life is hidden from the man who does not love with passion.

Death is not the worst that can happen to men.

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Francis Bacon

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci

Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried.
Winston Churchill

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
John Quincy Adams

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Henry Louis Mencken

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.
Abraham Lincoln

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw

I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
Mark Twain

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
Mark Twain

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
Mark Twain

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
Mark Twain

Actors are the only honest hypocrites.
William Hazlitt

I like restraint, if it doesn`t go too far.
Mae West

Getting divorced just because you don`t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
George Bernard Shaw

Just because nobody complains doesn`t mean all parachutes are perfect.
Benny Hill

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
Sacha Guitry

Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
Oscar Wilde

There are only two kinds of women, the plain and the coloured.
Oscar Wilde

The president of today is just the postage stamp of tomorrow.
Gracie Allen

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. Mark Twain
The freedom of any society varies proportionately with the volume of its laughter.
Zero Mostel

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair. George Burns
With Congress, every time they make a joke it’s a law, and every time they make a law it’s a joke. Will Rogers
Seven days without laughter makes one weak.
Joel Goodman

Laughter restores the universe to its original state of indifference and strangeness: if it has a meaning, it is a divine one, not a human one.
Octavio Paz

When the highest type of men hear Tao, they diligently practice it.
When the average type of men hear Tao, they half believe in it.
When the lowest type of men hear Tao, they laugh heartily at it.
Without the laugh, there is no Tao.
~ Lao-tzu

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

“There is no better tool with which to pound plowshares into swords than the bible.”
J. A. Stanley

“It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it”

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z;
X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein

Do nothing. Time is too precious to waste.

“The truth is the one thing that nobody will believe.”
George Bernard Shaw.

“If you tell the truth, sooner or later you’ll be found out.”
Oscar Wilde.

A wife is a gift bestowed upon man to reconcile him to the loss of paradise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
Benjamin Franklin

An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren`t.
Sacha Guitry
The only way a woman can ever reform her husband is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life.
Oscar Wilde

The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.
Philip Chesterfield

One good husband is worth two good wives; for the scarcer things are, the more they`re valued.
Benjamin Franklin

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie

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