Aphorisms

A good man apologizes for the mistakes of the past, but a great man corrects them.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill — little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.

John Adams

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Power always thinks that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.

John Adams

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Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.

John Adams

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The happiness of society is the end of government.

John Adams

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The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.

John Adams

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A government of laws, and not of men.

John Adams

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A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.

John Adams

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We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Famous aphorisms and wisdom phrases

Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Arguments about Scripture achieve nothing but a stomachache and a headache.

Tertullian

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The usual complaint is, 'I have no other way of earning a living'. The harsh reply can be, 'Do you have to live?'

Tertullian

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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.

Woodrow Wilson

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Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Abraham Lincoln

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With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.

Abraham Lincoln

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What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.

Abraham Lincoln

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Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.

George Washington

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I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.

Julius Caesar

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If we refer to dictionaries or encyclopedias, then we can see that aphorisms is a complete thought-forms that have depth of content, not always clear to everyone gathering, but very expressive - in the minimum amount they contain the maximum meaning, and usually aphorisms are literary handsome and laconic.

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