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Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Aesop
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By theme: Philosophy   Wisdom  

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
Alexandre Dumas
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By theme: Education   Humor  

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Happiness   Wealth   Wit  

Tolerance is another word for indifference.
William Somerset Maugham
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By theme: Philosophy   Psychology   Wisdom  

The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Finance   Humor   Money   Wit  

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau
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By theme: Men   Wealth  

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme: Happiness   Philosophy  

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Knowledge   Old   Youth  

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Marriage   Wit  

A man`s worth has its season, like fruit.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Person   Philosophy   Wisdom  

A fool`s paradise is a wise man`s hell!
Thomas Fuller
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By theme: Stupidity   Wisdom  

Change alone is unchanging.
Heraclitus
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By theme: Philosophy  

Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Character  

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
Aldous Huxley
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By theme: Person  

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Behavior   Men   Psychology   Religion  

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Behavior   Cynicism   Humor   Wit  

The way to hold a husband is to keep him a little jealous; the way to lose him is to keep him a little more jealous.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Husband   Relations   Wife  

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Behavior  

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
Martin Luther
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By theme: Husband   Relations   Wife  

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Joseph Addison
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom