Quotes and aphorisms

From books

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.

The only thing that shatters dreams is compromise.

Never ask for anything! Never for anything, and especially from those who are stronger than you. They'll make the offer themselves, and give everything themselves.

You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed...

From movies

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

May the Force be with you.

I learned one thing about eating jigsaw puzzles... An hour later, you're hungry again.

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

It must have been tough on your mother, not having any children.


From cartoons

Eh, what's up, doc? You can't shoot a rabbit.

I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.

It's a beautiful day, but not as beautiful as me.

Aphorisms

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe.

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.


About life

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

About love

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

We can only learn to love by loving.


About friendship

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

A friend in need, is a friend indeed!

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.

About women

A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.

The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.


 

Last added quotes and aphorisms

The world is a book, and those who don't travel read only one page.

Saint Augustine

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Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Nothing more than education advances the prosperity, the power, and the happiness of a nation.

Thomas Jefferson

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Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Neither can embellishments of language be found without arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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No one can speak well, unless he thoroughly understands his subject.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Nature herself makes the wise man rich.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Let your desires be ruled by reason.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Let the punishment match the offense.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Laws are silent in times of war.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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It is a true saying that "One falsehood leads easily to another".

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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It is a great thing to know our vices.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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