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Circumstances do not make the man; they merely reveal him to himself.
Epictetus
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By theme: Men   Psychology  

Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Love   Men   Women  

Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.
Buddha
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By theme: Behavior   Thought  

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
Charles de Gaulle
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By theme: Politics  

A yawn is a silent shout.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

That which costs little is less valued.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Life  

Never confuse movement with action.
Ernest Hemingway
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By theme: Philosophy   Wisdom  

In a world of hunchbacks a fine figure becomes a monstrosity.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Society  

It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.
Anatole France
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By theme: Society   Wealth  

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
Winston Churchill
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By theme: History   Politics  

It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

They understand but little who understands only what can be explained.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Philosophy   Psychology  

When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.
Heinrich Heine
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By theme: Politics   Society  

Life`s a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.
Wilson Mizner
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By theme: Life   Wit  

If ignorance isn`t bliss, I don`t know what is.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Happiness   Knowledge  

Character is destiny.
Heraclitus
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By theme: Character   Destiny  

A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Life   Wit  

The older I get, the better I was.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Old   Wit  

Success has always been a great liar.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Lie   Success  

There is nothing so unready as readiness of wit.
Antoine de Rivarol
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By theme: Behavior   Wit