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We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love those whom we admire.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Fashion   Humor  

It is valueless to a woman to be young unless pretty, or to be pretty unless young.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Women  

We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side: one, which we preach but do not practice, and another, which we practice but seldom preach.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Morality  

Every blue-stocking will remain a spinster as long as there are sensible men on the earth.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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By theme: Behavior   Women  

Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities, which he does not possess.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Behavior   Life  

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Thought   Wisdom  

Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Humor   Relations   Wit  

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.
Abraham Lincoln
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By theme: Democracy   Politics   Society  

Men always want to be a woman`s first love - women like to be a man`s last romance.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Love   Men   Relations   Women  

I generally avoid temptation unless I can`t resist it.
Mae West
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Wisdom  

A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Relations  

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her - when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Men   Relations   Women  

Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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By theme: Men   Relations   Women  

Truth will always be naked, even when turned out in the latest fashion.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Truth   Wit  

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that`s your nature, but don`t lend it to your neighbors.
Rudyard Kipling
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

A man in love is not complete until he is married. Then he is finished.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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By theme: Humor   Love   Marriage   Men  

If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Fashion   Society  

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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By theme: Education   Politics   Society