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Happy slaves are the bitterest enemies of freedom.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Happiness   Liberty  

Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
Galileo Galilei
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By theme: Science  

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Character   Psychology  

To be an ideal guest, stay at home.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Wit  

Whenever books are burned, men also in the end are burned.
Heinrich Heine
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By theme: Politics   Society  

Big results require big ambitions.
Heraclitus
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By theme: Behavior   Person   Psychology  

The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Person   Wisdom  

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom   Wit  

It is not possible now to keep a young gentleman from vice by a total ignorance of it, unless you will all his life mew him up in a closet and never let him go into company.
John Locke
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By theme: Behavior   Education   Vice   Wisdom  

Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
Epictetus
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By theme: Person   Wisdom  

I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Work  

The hardest task in a girl`s life is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Humor   Marriage   Men   Wit   Women  

The commonest man, who has his ounce of sense and feeling, is conscious of the difference between a lovely, delicate woman and a coarse one. Even a dog feels a difference in her presence.
George Eliot
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By theme: Feelings   Men   Psychology   Women  

The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Psychology   Relations   Wit  

I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity.
Coco Chanel
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By theme: Culture   Fashion   Psychology  

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
Confucius
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By theme: Wisdom  

Common sense is genius dressed in his working clothes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Philosophy   Psychology  

On every summit you are on the brink of an abyss.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Too clever is dumb.
Ogden Nash
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Wit