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We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
William Shakespeare
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By theme: Knowledge   Wisdom  

Nowadays all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors live like married men.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Life   Marriage   Men  

Truth prevails where opinions are free.
Thomas Paine
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By theme: Liberty   Truth  

The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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By theme: Wisdom  

Women prefer emotions to reasoning.
Stendhal
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By theme: Feelings   Reason   Women  

Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Psychology   Stupidity  

There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.
Louis XIV
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By theme: Behavior   Character  

Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Life begins on the other side of despair.
Jean Paul Sartre
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By theme: Life  

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Albert Camus
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By theme: Behavior   Person  

Good breeding is the result of much good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others, and with a view to obtain the same indulgence from them.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Education  

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Behavior   Feelings   Psychology  

The beginning and the end of love are both marked by embarrassment when the two find themselves alone.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Love  

The discipline of desire is the background of character.
John Locke
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By theme: Character  

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Thomas Fuller
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By theme: Behavior   Knowledge  

He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.
Michel de Montaigne
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By theme: Behavior   Lie  

Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought - particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things.
Woody Allen
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Person   Psychology   Relations  

Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Science  

The man with toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Happiness   Psychology   Wealth