i. “If people spent as much time studying as they spent hating, I’d be writing this from a goddamn moon-base.” (Zach Weiner)

ii. “Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.” (Joseph Roux)

iii. “The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.” (-ll-)

iv. “Men are more apt to be mistaken in their generalizations than in their particular observations.” (Niccolo Machiavelli)

v. “A good reputation is more valuable than money.” (Publilius Syrus)

vi. “Many receive advice, few profit by it.” (-ll-)

vii. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” (-ll-)

viii. “To forget the wrongs you receive, is to remedy them.” (-ll-)

ix. “It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.” (-ll-)

x. “No one knows what he can do till he tries.” (-ll-)

xi. “Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.” (-ll-)

xii. “I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” (-ll-)

xiii. “We give to necessity the praise of virtue.” (Quintilian)

xiv. “Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.” (-ll-)

xv. “Shared danger is the strongest of bonds; it will keep men united in spite of mutual dislike and suspicion.” (Titus Livius Patavinus)

xvi. “Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them.” (-ll-)

xvii. “Men are only too clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.” (-ll-)

xviii. “Men are slower to recognise blessings than misfortunes.” (-ll-)

xix. “It is easier to criticize than to correct our past errors.” (-ll-)

xx. “There is an old saying which, from its truth, has become proverbial, that friendships should be immortal, enmities mortal.” (-ll-)





October 26, 2014 - Posted by | Quotes/aphorisms

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