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An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Behavior   Society  

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Voltaire
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!
Dwight David Eisenhower
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By theme: History   Liberty  

The land of marriage has this peculiarity: that strangers are desirous of inhabiting it, while its natural inhabitants would willingly be banished from thence.
Michel de Montaigne
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By theme: Marriage  

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
Mae West
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By theme: Love  

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
Dorothy Parker
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By theme: Money   Wealth   Wit  

Politeness is the art of bearing boredom without being bored.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Psychology   Wisdom  

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

We come quite fresh to the different stages of life, and in each of them we are usually quite inexperienced, no matter how old we are.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Life  

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius
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By theme: Philosophy  

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow just as well.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Humor  

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Art  

Men have broad and large chests, and small narrow hips, and more understanding than women, who have but small and narrow breasts, and broad hips, to the end they should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children.
Martin Luther
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By theme: Men   Women  

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Buddha
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By theme: Behavior   Philosophy   Wisdom  

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
Coco Chanel
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By theme: Fashion  

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
Euripides
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By theme: Youth  

One principal part of good breeding is to suit our behavior to the three several degrees of men: our superiors, our equals, and those below us.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Behavior   Person  

The early months of marriage often are times of critical tumult, - whether that of a shrimp pool or of deeper water, - which afterwards subside into cheerful peace.
George Eliot
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By theme: Marriage   Relations  

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
John Paul Getty
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By theme: Business  

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
John Locke
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By theme: Society