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The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Philosophy   Psychology  

Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Morality   Vice  

Do not wait; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Napoleon Hill
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By theme: Behavior   Business   Work  

I`m proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Thomas A. Edison
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By theme: Morality  

He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
Thomas Paine
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By theme: Behavior   Liberty   Politics   Wisdom  

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other`s little failings.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Friendship   Relations  

No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Wealth   Wisdom  

It is impossible to love and be wise.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Love   Wisdom  

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won`t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Humor   Marriage   Men   Relations   Wit  

The secret of success is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Behavior   Knowledge  

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
Thomas Fuller
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Relations  

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Behavior   Relations   Truth  

Great Britain and the United States are nations separated by a common language.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.
Ernest Hemingway
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By theme: War  

All kinds of beauty do not inspire love; there is a kind, which only pleases the sight, but does not captivate the affections.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Beauty   Love  

Where we really love, we often dread more than we desire the solemn moment that exchanges hope for certainty.
Germaine de Stael
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By theme: Love  

The world`s history is constant, like the laws of nature, and simple, like the souls of men. The same conditions continually produce the same results.
Friedrich von Schiller
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By theme: History   Nature  

In America, anyone can become president. That`s one of the risks you take.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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By theme: Democracy   Humor   Politics   Wit  

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell the truth.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Behavior   Person   Psychology   Truth  

If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Behavior   Men   Relations   Women