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Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Reason   Wisdom  

Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Humor   Science   Wit  

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Wisdom  

It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.
Henry Ford
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By theme: Business   Finance  

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Reason   Religion   Thought  

Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Love  

How can we expect another to keep our secret if we cannot keep it ourselves?
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

Necessity is the mother of invention.
Plato
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By theme: Science   Society  

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
Eric Hoffer
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By theme: Psychology   Religion  

Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Men   Women  

Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Marriage   Men   Women  

Men who marry wives very much superior to themselves are not so truly husbands to their wives as they are unawares made slaves to their position.
Plutarch
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By theme: Husband   Marriage   Relations   Wife  

I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.
Wilson Mizner
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By theme: Psychology   Relations  

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Winston Churchill
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By theme: Politics  

An education isn`t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It`s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don`t.
Anatole France
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By theme: Education   Knowledge  

The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.
Andre Gide
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint the second time.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Love  

People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: History   Humor   Person   Wit  

Wisdom is the strength of the weak.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Wisdom  

Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything, which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology