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The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
Joseph Conrad
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By theme: Love   Relations  

They do not love that do not show their love.
Marcel Achard
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By theme: Love  

Wit without employment is a disease.
Robert Burton
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By theme: Wit  

Opportunity has hair in front; behind she is bald. If you seize her by the forelock, you may hold her; but if suffered to escape, not Jupiter himself can catch her again.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Knowledge   Life   Wisdom  

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Thomas Paine
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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By theme: Psychology   Thought  

Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Wit  

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Aristotle
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By theme: Philosophy   Thought  

All of us do not have the same talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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By theme: Politics   Relations   Society  

There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Love  

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Life  

An eminent reputation is as dangerous as a bad one.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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By theme: Relations   Society  

War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: War   Wit  

Close your eyes and you will see.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Wisdom  

The letter of the law should be included in the alphabet.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Marriage is the best state for man in general; and every man is a worse man in proportion as he is unfit for the married state.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Marriage  

Let us not envy some men their accumulated riches; their burden would be too heavy for us; we could not sacrifice, as they do, health, quiet, honor, and conscience, to obtain them: it is to pay so dear for them, that the bargain is a loss.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Wealth  

Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99 % of them are wrong.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Morality  

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Bohr
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By theme: Truth  

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Love   Reason