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A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
Jean Paul Richter
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By theme: Behavior   Person  

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Reason   Society  

Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood.
Carl Gustav Jung
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By theme: Psychology   Thought  

The man whom no one pleases is much more unhappy than the man who pleases no one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Happiness   Unhappiness  

Perhaps in time the so-called dark ages will be thought of as including our own.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: History   Time  

Being an optimist after you`ve got everything you want doesn`t count.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

As for me, I know that I know nothing, but others know still less.
Socrates
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By theme: Knowledge   Philosophy   Thought  

There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.
Margaret Thatcher
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By theme: Liberty  

When the time comes in which one could, the time has passed in which one can.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Life   Time   Wisdom  

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
Eric Hoffer
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By theme: Behavior  

Wealth - any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one`s wife`s sister`s husband.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Finance   Humor   Wealth   Wit  

Much learning does not teach understanding.
Heraclitus
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By theme: Education   Psychology  

In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice, which is still continued.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Humor   Marriage   Wit  

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Beauty  

The most efficient water power in the world - women`s tears.
Wilson Mizner
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By theme: Women  

The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Happiness  

Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: War  

One mustn`t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
Gustave Flaubert
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By theme: Life   Thought  

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Life   Wit  

A lover teaches a wife all her husband has kept from her.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Husband   Love   Relations   Wife