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We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
Dwight David Eisenhower
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By theme: Politics   Society  

You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
Joseph Conrad
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By theme: Psychology   Wisdom  

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
Stephen Leacock
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By theme: Relations  

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it`s their fault.
Henry Kissinger
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By theme: Humor   Person   Wit  

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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By theme: Psychology   Wisdom  

The authority of those who teach is very often a hindrance to those who wish to learn.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Education   Psychology   Thought  

To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.
Gustave Flaubert
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By theme: Egoism   Happiness   Health   Stupidity  

Among well-bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt of others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence, without interruption, without eagerness for victory, and without any airs of superiority.
David Hume
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By theme: Person   Relations  

Marriage is a fight to the death. Before contracting it, the two parties concerned implore the benediction of Heaven because to promise to love each other forever is the rashest of enterprises.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Marriage   Relations  

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Life   Society  

If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertaking, I have meditated long and have foreseen what might occur. It is not genius where reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by others; it is thought and preparation.
Napoleon I
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Only strong personalities can endure history, the weak ones are extinguished by it.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: History   Person  

The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it.
Antoine de Rivarol
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By theme: Wealth  

Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.
Coco Chanel
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By theme: Fashion   Women  

A baby is God`s opinion that life should go on.
Carl Sandburg
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By theme: Life  

Nothing is great or little otherwise than by comparison.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Philosophy   Psychology   Wisdom  

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
Francis Scott-Fitzgerald
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There is only one thing to do for a man who is married to a woman who enjoys spending money, and that is to enjoy earning it.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Humor   Men   Money   Wit   Women  

Art produces ugly things, which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things, which always become ugly with time.
Jean Cocteau
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By theme: Art   Fashion   Time  

It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.
Moliere
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By theme: Morality   Society