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Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything.
William Shakespeare
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Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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By theme: Wisdom  

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Albert Camus
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By theme: Behavior  

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
Joseph Addison
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By theme: Character   Psychology   Wisdom  

To live is to think.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Life   Thought  

The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.
Philip Chesterfield
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To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy.
Winston Churchill
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By theme: Behavior   Life   Person  

The only time that most women give their orating husbands undivided attention is when the old boys mumble in their sleep.
Wilson Mizner
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By theme: Humor   Husband   Wife  

Everyone hears only what he understands.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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If the art of conversation stood a little higher we would have a lower birthrate.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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What is a rebel? A man who says no.
Albert Camus
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Before a marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you`ve said; after marriage, he`ll fall asleep before you finish saying it.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Marriage   Men   Relations  

Every man is thoroughly happy twice in his life: just after he has met his first love, and just after he has left his last one.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Happiness   Love   Men  

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Psychology   Thought   Wisdom  

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
Aldous Huxley
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All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Life  

It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he ceases to be loved.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Love  

A woman isn`t complete without a man. But where do you find a man - a real man - these days?
Mae West
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The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Dorothy Parker
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The state is a creation of nature and man is by nature a political animal.
Aristotle
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By theme: Men   Nature   Politics   State