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Taste is to literature what bon ton is in society.
Germaine de Stael
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By theme: Art   Society  

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
Coco Chanel
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By theme: Fashion  

If vices were profitable, the virtuous man would be the sinner.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Vice   Wit  

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
Jules Renard
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By theme: Finance   Humor   Men  

The trouble with being punctual is that there`s nobody there to appreciate it.
Franklin Pierce Jones
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By theme: Relations   Time  

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Philosophy   Thought  

When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Truth  

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Knowledge  

Politeness is one of those advantages, which we never estimate rightly but by the inconvenience of its loss.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Relations  

Power without abuse loses its charm.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Politics   Society  

Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
George Orwell
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By theme: Men   Society  

Apparently men can be cured of drugs, drink, gambling, biting his nails and picking his nose, but not of marrying.
William Faulkner
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By theme: Marriage   Men  

Plan for the future, because that is where you are going to spend the rest of your life.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Future   Humor   Life  

More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
Napoleon Hill
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By theme: Men   Thought  

Character is much easier kept than recovered.
Thomas Paine
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By theme: Character  

There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.
Eric Hoffer
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By theme: Relations   Society  

In revenge and in love, woman is more barbarous than man.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Love   Men   Women  

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Plato
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By theme: Behavior   Life  

Man is by nature a political animal.
Aristotle
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By theme: Men   Politics   Society  

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Love