Our lives might not have come with a manual, or an instruction booklet to teach us how to live our lives, but life happening, unfurling around us is itself serving as instructions for us. If we pay more attention to what is going in life, we will be doing all right.
You might not realize it, but all these life instructions were being recorded. They are called Aphorisms.
Aphorisms motivate and inspire because they teach a philosophical or moral truth which is relevant to our experiences in life. The relevance is what makes them fascinating and interesting. Have a look at this selection of Truisms.
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Fools and wise men are equally harmless. It is the half-fools and half-wise that are dangerous. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false. - Bertrand Russell
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make them my friends? - Abraham Lincoln
History must repeat itself because we pay such little attention to it the first time. - Blackie Sherrod
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. - Arthur Ashe
For secrets are edged tools, and must be kept from children and from fools. - John Dryden
The Relationship you have with yourself is the most important relationship of all. - Unknown
It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. - Yogi Sally Kempton
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You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. - Eric Hoffer
The pessimist complains about the wind; The optimist expects it to change; The realist adjusts the sails. - William Arthur Ward
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future. - Fulton Oursler
When an intimate friend turns from us, we often find him the most inveterate enemy. - William Scott Downey
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. - Rob Gilbert
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. - Unknown
Education is the movement from darkness to light. - Allan Bloom
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller
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