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Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren`t.
Margaret Thatcher
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By theme: Politics   Society   Women  

We are all old children.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Childhood  

A marriage is likely to be called happy if neither party ever expected to get much happiness out of it.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Happiness   Marriage  

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Gustav Jung
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By theme: Psychology   Wisdom  

It is a rule of manners to avoid exaggeration.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Behavior  

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Patriotism  

In jealousy there is more self-love than love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Egoism   Love  

I place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Liberty   Society   State  

He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
Voltaire
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By theme: Behavior   Person  

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Men   Women  

The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Politics   War  

When I`m good, I`m very good. But when I`m bad I`m better.
Mae West
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By theme: Humor  

The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Bohr
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By theme: Science   Truth  

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt.
Otto von Bismarck
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By theme: Behavior  

All the women in the world would not make me lose an hour.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Behavior   Time   Women  

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Behavior   Education  

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
Julius Caesar
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By theme: War  

Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far.
Jean Cocteau
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By theme: Behavior  

Life, if well lived, is long enough.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Life