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The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.
George Santayana
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By theme: Life   Women  

Love and work have the virtues of making a man pretty indifferent to anything else.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Behavior   Love   Work  

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Relations  

A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Person   Society  

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or "get rich" in business by being a conformist.
John Paul Getty
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By theme: Behavior   Business  

For any student of history, change is the law of life. Any attempt to contain it guarantees an explosion down the road; the more rigid the adherence to the status quo, the more violent the ultimate outcome will be.
Henry Kissinger
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By theme: History   Science  

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
Lao Tzu
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

History is the discovering of the principles of human nature.
David Hume
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By theme: History   Morality  

Common natures pay with what they do, noble ones with what they are.
Friedrich von Schiller
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By theme: Society  

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Thought  

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The records do not show that Adam and Eve were married.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Humor   Marriage   Morality   Wit  

Many who tried to enlighten were hanged from the lamppost.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Politics   Society   Wit  

Grace is the outcome of inward harmony.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Beauty   Psychology  

Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Morality  

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Dwight David Eisenhower
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Behavior   Wit  

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: Character   Person  

The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.
Socrates
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By theme: Philosophy   Wisdom