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Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his mind.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Cynicism   Friendship   Humor  

The love of justice in most men is only the fear of themselves suffering by injustice.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Society  

The first kiss is stolen by the man; the last is begged by the woman.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Men   Wit   Women  

Men wish to be saved from the mischief of their vices, but not from their vices.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Men   Psychology   Vice  

When a fellow says, "It is not the money but the principle of the thing," it`s the money.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Cynicism   Humor   Money  

Nothing so needs reforming as other people`s habits.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

No man would listen to you talk if he didn`t know it was his turn next.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Behavior   Cynicism   Humor   Wit  

There are three things I have always loved and never understood - paintings, music, and woman.
Bernard de Fontenelle
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By theme: Wit  

The past is not dead. In fact, it`s not even past.
William Faulkner
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By theme: Life  

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin
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By theme: Life   Nature   Science  

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Feelings   Love  

Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Marriage   Wit  

Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
Voltaire
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By theme: History  

Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
George Sand
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By theme: Relations   Society   Wisdom  

Excessive hatred brings us down below the level of those we hate.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Hatred  

Every murderer is probably somebody`s old friend.
Agatha Christie
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By theme: Friendship   Life  

It is easier to be mistaken about the true than the beautiful.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Beauty   Thought   Truth  

Marriage must perforce fight against the all-devouring monster of habit.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Marriage   Psychology  

There is something so beautiful in trust that even the most hardened liar needs feel a certain respect for those who confide in him.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Lie   Psychology   Truth