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When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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Vice is perhaps a desire to learn everything.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Behavior   Vice  

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia - to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Henry Louis Mencken
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Wit is educated insolence.
Aristotle
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Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
Albert Camus
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By theme: Beauty   Feelings  

In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In modern religions the spirit is expressed through the many and confirmed by reason.
Heinrich Heine
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By theme: Religion  

A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - sit still and ignore him and he`ll come purring at your feet.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Men   Relations   Wit  

All our evil comes from our inability to be alone.
Jean de La Bruyere
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Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Humor   Wisdom  

Men have to have friends even in hell.
Miguel de Cervantes
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I call everyone `Darling` because I can`t remember their names.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
Blaise Pascal
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Force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels.
Albert Einstein
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Beautiful clothes are a sign of joy.
Joseph Joubert
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To be prepared is half the victory.
Miguel de Cervantes
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Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Cynicism   Love   Marriage  

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
Anatole France
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Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw
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Action is the last refuge of those who cannot dream.
Oscar Wilde
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We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Relations