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Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison
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By theme: Happiness   Life  

Ability is nothing without opportunity.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Reason   Wisdom  

When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Love   Men   Women  

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Love   Women  

To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there`s more reason to fear than to hope.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Psychology   Reason   Wisdom  

Our misdeeds are easily forgotten when they are known only to ourselves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Neither earth nor ocean produces a creature as savage and monstrous as woman.
Euripides
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By theme: Women  

God has placed the genius of women in their hearts, because the works of this genius are always works of love.
Alphonse de Lamartine
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By theme: Love   Women  

Don`t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don`t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus
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By theme: Friendship  

If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Death   Feelings  

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Friendship  

A bachelor has to have inspiration for making love to a woman, a married man needs only an excuse.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Men   Relations   Women  

It destroys one`s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Relations  

I like two kinds of men: domestic and foreign.
Mae West
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Only one fellow in ten thousand understands the currency question, and we meet him every day.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Finance   Humor   Wit  

No, no, you`re not thinking; you`re just being logical.
Niels Bohr
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By theme: Science   Thought  

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half-shut afterwards.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Behavior   Marriage   Relations  

There are heads sometimes so little, that there is no room for wit, sometimes so long that there is no wit for so much room.
Thomas Fuller
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By theme: Wit  

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Isaac Asimov
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By theme: Life   Science   Society   Wisdom  

Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other`s character before marriage, which is never advisable.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Character   Marriage   Relations