Aphorism Quotes

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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.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

Plato
“Necessity is the mother of invention.”
Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane, until we invented smartphones and social media.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We love being mentally strong, but we hate situations that allow us to put our mental strength to good use.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone else’s opinion that we do not look happy.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some of us were brought into this troubled world primarily or only to increase our fathers’ chances of not being left by our mothers, or vice versa.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most people believe most of the things they believe only because they believe that most people believe them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings who are over the age of six usually act or react not as per what they genuinely feel or really think but in accordance with the expectations of those around them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

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