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To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Life   Love  

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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By theme: Liberty   Society  

I am very fond of the company of ladies. I like their beauty, I like their delicacy, I like their vivacity, and I like their silence.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Humor   Relations   Wit   Women  

There are only two kinds of women, the plain and the coloured.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Humor   Wit   Women  

True bravery is to do without witnesses what one might be capable of doing before all the world!
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Person  

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
John Paul Getty
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By theme: Behavior   Business   Psychology  

Life is one long process of getting tired.
Samuel Butler
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By theme: Life  

I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Friendship   Relations   Society  

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Education   Humor   Wit  

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
Epicurus
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By theme: Death   Philosophy  

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Plato
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Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.
Eric Hoffer
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By theme: Morality   Politics   Society  

Nature does nothing in vain.
Aristotle
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By theme: Nature  

Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Morality   Wit  

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Plutarch
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By theme: Behavior   Happiness   Relations  

The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Cynicism   Knowledge   Wisdom  

To know how to wait is the great secret of success.
Joseph de Maistre
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By theme: Behavior  

Women are made to be loved, not understood.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Love   Women  

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
Agatha Christie
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By theme: Feelings   Love   Psychology  

Marriage is a science; never begin marriage by a rape.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Behavior   Marriage   Relations