Aphorism Quotes

Quotes tagged as "aphorism" (showing 1-30 of 492)
Lao Tzu
“The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.”
Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching

Plato
“There is truth in wine and children”
Plato, Symposium / Phaedrus

Jacqueline Carey
“That which yields is not always weak.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart

Napoléon Bonaparte
“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

Plato
“Necessity is the mother of invention.”
Plato

James Thurber
“All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.”
James Thurber

Emil M. Cioran
“Melancholy: an appetite no misery satisfies.”
Emil M. Cioran, All Gall Is Divided: Aphorisms

David Mamet
“It's only words... unless they're true.”
David Mamet

Steve Wozniak
“Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window”
Steve Wozniak

Friedrich Nietzsche
“I have forgotten my umbrella. ”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Rebecca West
“The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple.”
Rebecca West

“The shortest distance between two points is always under construction. ”
Rebecca McClanahan

Franz Kafka
“If a man has his eyes bound, you can encourage him as much as you like to stare through the bandage, but he'll never see anything.”
Franz Kafka, The Castle

“There is music you never hear unless you play it yourself.”
Marty Rubin

Saki
“To be clever in the afternoon argues that one is dining nowhere in the evening.”
Saki, Reginald

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people talk about other people’s failures with so much pleasure that you would swear they are talking about their own successes.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Friedrich Schlegel
“An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.”
Friedrich Schlegel

William Penn
“All Excess is ill: But Drunkenness is of the worst Sort. It spoils Health, dismounts the Mind, and unmans Men: It reveals Secrets, is Quarrelsome, Lascivious, Impudent, Dangerous and Mad. In fine, he that is drunk is not a Man: Because he is so long void of Reason, that distinguishes a Man from a Beast.”
William Penn

“The slope contains many wonders not found at the summit.”
Marty Rubin

S. Spencer Baker
“Laughter is the antidote to existential pain”
S. Spencer Baker, Slabscape: Reset

Róbert Gál
“The magic of fiction lies in deluding reason that it is fiction.”
Róbert Gál, Signs & Symptoms

Orson Scott Card
“Eko brushed a tear from her eye, and Immo jeered at her, but father held up a hand. "Never mock a tender heart," he said.”
Orson Scott Card, The Lost Gate

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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