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What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Society  

To live is to love; all reason is against it; instinct is for it.
Samuel Butler
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By theme: Life   Love   Reason  

Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
Marcel Achard
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By theme: Death   Life   Nature  

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
Coco Chanel
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By theme: Fashion  

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Behavior   Life  

Delicacy in woman is strength.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: Women  

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
Socrates
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By theme: Behavior   Life   Society  

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Person   Philosophy  

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Politics   Religion   Society  

It is impossible to believe that the same God who permitted His own son to die a bachelor regards celibacy as an actual sin.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Marriage   Religion   Wit  

Vices are their own punishment.
Aesop
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By theme: Vice  

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Person   Psychology  

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Love   Psychology  

Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.
Anatole France
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By theme: Life   Wisdom  

To fill the hour - that is happiness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Happiness   Time  

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience, or none at all.
Ogden Nash
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By theme: Conscience   Happiness  

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Wit  

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Albert Camus
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By theme: Behavior   Person   Psychology  

Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.
Buddha
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By theme: Person   Thought