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He is able who thinks he is able.
Buddha
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By theme: Philosophy   Thought  

Society is divided into two classes: the shearers and the shorn. We should always be with the former against the latter.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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By theme: Behavior   Society  

You can pretend to be serious; you can`t pretend to be witty.
Sacha Guitry
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By theme: Behavior   Wit  

He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows.
Thomas Fuller
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By theme: Humor   Husband   Relations   Wife  

I don`t know if God exists, but it would be better for his reputation if he didn`t.
Jules Renard
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By theme: Humor   Religion  

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Anatole France
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By theme: Happiness   Love  

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen
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By theme: Society  

Pity is love in undress.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Feelings  

After a few years of marriage, a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Men   Relations   Wit   Women  

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

Atheism is the last word of theism.
Heinrich Heine
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By theme: Religion   Wit  

Can man or woman choose duties? No more than they can choose their birthplace, or their father and mother.
George Eliot
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By theme: Men   Relations   Women  

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
Aristotle
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By theme: Behavior   Society  

In some lands exile is the greatest punishment; in others, the greatest humanitarians should fight for it.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Politics   Society   Wit  

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Democracy   Society  

It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
Anatole France
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By theme: Wisdom  

A man`s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Men   Wit  

Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.
Joseph Conrad
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By theme: Society  

To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.
John Paul Getty
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By theme: Business  

Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Feelings