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To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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By theme: Life  

Familiarity breeds contempt.
Aesop
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By theme: Behavior  

It`s so easy to love. The only hard thing is to be loved.
Vincent Van Gogh
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By theme: Love  

The surest way of making a dupe is to let your victim suppose you are his.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Behavior  

Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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By theme: Feelings  

Man`s best possession is a sympathetic wife.
Euripides
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By theme: Men   Wife  

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Science   Wit   Love  

We pardon familiar vices.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Behavior   Feelings   Vice  

Respect is greater at a distance.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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By theme: Society  

There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
Laurence Johnston Peter
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By theme: Behavior   Thought  

Friendship is an art of keeping distance while love is an art of intimacy.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Friendship   Love  

I cannot give advice in the matters of marriage and religion. I do not want people to suffer because of me.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Behavior   Marriage   Religion  

Prosperity is the touchstone of virtue; for it is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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By theme: Morality  

It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool`s paradise.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
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By theme: Unhappiness  

Everyone needs help from everyone.
Bertolt Brecht
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By theme: Society  

A fashionable building will lose its youth in ten years and become obsolete. It will become less unpleasant to the eye in two hundred years when fashion is forgotten.
Stendhal
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By theme: Fashion  

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Epictetus
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By theme: Liberty  

History is the science of what never happens twice.
Paul Valery
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By theme: History   Philosophy   Wit  

Justice is to be found only in the imagination.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
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By theme: Society  

It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
George Gordon Byron
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By theme: Life