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The same vices, which are huge and insupportable in others, we do not feel in ourselves.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Psychology   Vice  

Two things control men`s nature, instinct and experience.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Men   Nature  

Passion is always suffering, even when gratified.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Feelings  

Can you imagine the woman who would let her lover tell her tales for 1001 nights?
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Men   Relations   Wit   Women  

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
Confucius
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By theme: Knowledge   Wisdom  

The only really happy folk are married women and single men.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Marriage   Men   Women  

Women when they marry buy a cat in the bag.
Michel de Montaigne
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By theme: Marriage   Women  

I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.
Heinrich Heine
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By theme: Men   Wit  

It is opportunity that makes the thief.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Knowledge   Wisdom  

People change and forget to tell each other.
Lillian Hellman
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By theme: Life   Relations  

Great possessions and great want of them are both strong temptations.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Feelings   Wealth  

A good woman is a hidden treasure; who discovers her will do well not to boast about it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Women  

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know that man is here for the sake of other men.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Philosophy   Thought  

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
Voltaire
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By theme: Morality   Religion   Wisdom  

A pessimist is one who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Humor   Psychology   Wit  

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Character   Nature  

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Behavior   Men  

There are but two ways of rising in the world: either by one`s own industry or profiting by the foolishness of others.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Success  

The exit is usually where the entrance was.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

A beautiful lie? Listen! That`s creativity.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Lie   Creativity