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I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
John Davison Rockefeller
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By theme: Life  

But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Humor   Life  

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Education   Stupidity  

No nation was ever ruined by trade.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Business   Society   State  

It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Art   Life  

Small minds are much distressed by little things. Great minds see them all but are not upset by them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Person   Psychology   Wisdom  

Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Money   Time  

The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring in nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Friendship   Humor   Money   Wit  

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Behavior   Cynicism   Humor  

Call no man unhappy until he is married.
Socrates
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By theme: Happiness   Marriage   Unhappiness  

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Religion   Wit   Women  

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Health   Reason  

Never get married in college; it`s hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you`ve already made one mistake.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Humor   Marriage   Wit  

In the first woman we love, we love everything. Growing older, we love the woman only.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Love   Women  

Delicacy of taste has the same effect as delicacy of passion; it enlarges the sphere both of our happiness and our misery.
David Hume
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By theme: Feelings  

The surest way to remain poor is to be honest.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Behavior   Morality   Wealth  

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
Anatole France
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By theme: Evil   Good   Nature  

Women do not like timid men. Cats do not like prudent mice.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Men   Wit   Women  

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
Aristotle
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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By theme: Society