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The weakness of strength is that it counts only on strength.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Philosophy   Wisdom  

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Society   Wit  

Democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property and vulgar employments.
Aristotle
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By theme: Democracy  

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
Eric Hoffer
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By theme: Future   Wit  

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge, which is acquired under compulsion, obtains no hold on the mind.
Plato
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By theme: Knowledge   Philosophy  

Only when we come to the end, we decide whether the path was correct.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Life   Thought  

A man is sometimes more generous when he has no money than when he has a lot.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Money   Psychology  

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Aesop
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

Life reflects your own thoughts back to you.
Napoleon Hill
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By theme: Life   Thought  

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
Socrates
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By theme: Evil   Knowledge   Philosophy  

A man is never more serious than when he praises himself.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: Egoism   Men  

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarreled with him.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Morality   War  

Men make use of their illnesses at least as much as they are made use of by them.
Aldous Huxley
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By theme: Health  

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
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By theme: Morality   Wit  

Republics have a longer life and enjoy better fortune than principalities, because they can profit by their greater internal diversity. They are the better able to meet emergencies.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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By theme: Democracy   Politics  

Nothing is more natural than mutual misunderstanding; the contrary is always surprising. I believe that one never agrees on anything except by mistake, and that all harmony among human beings is the happy fruit of an error.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Philosophy   Psychology   Relations  

The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Behavior   Love   Relations   Women  

The worse the man the better the soldier.
Napoleon I
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By theme: War  

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
Steven Wright
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By theme: Conscience   Humor   Wit