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Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

When I say that I know women, I mean that I know that I don`t know them. Every single woman I ever knew is a puzzle to me, as I have no doubt she is to herself.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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By theme: Men   Women  

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana
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By theme: Death   Life   Wit  

Truth is a fruit that can only be picked when it is very ripe.
Voltaire
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By theme: Truth  

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat.
Napoleon Hill
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By theme: Business   Wisdom  

A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
George Orwell
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By theme: Wisdom  

The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Cynicism   Morality   Politics   State  

The qualities, which a man seeks in his beloved, are those characteristics of his own soul, whether he knows it or not.
Plato
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By theme: Knowledge   Love   Psychology  

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Psychology   Reason   Thought  

A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Religion  

A look of intelligence is what regularity of features is to women: it is a style of beauty to which the most vain may aspire.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Beauty  

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Aesop
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By theme: Life   Wisdom  

The young leading the young, is like the blind leading the blind; "they will both fall into the ditch".
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Psychology   Wisdom   Youth  

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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By theme: Cynicism   Marriage   Wit  

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   War  

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Buddha
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
Joseph Addison
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By theme: Behavior  

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Cynicism   Religion  

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Democracy   Politics   Society   State  

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
Rudyard Kipling
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By theme: Men   Relations   Women