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Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
Charles de Gaulle
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By theme: Behavior   Politics  

When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.
Otto von Bismarck
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By theme: Politics   Society   Truth  

The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.
Buddha
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
Joseph Addison
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By theme: Behavior  

Too much sensibility creates unhappiness, too much insensibility creates crime.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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By theme: Feelings   Unhappiness  

Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Friendship  

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
Plutarch
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By theme: Vice  

Always do right. This will surprise some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Wit  

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Behavior   Evil   Religion  

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Egoism  

Take the daughter of a good mother.
Thomas Fuller
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By theme: Knowledge   Life   Marriage   Wisdom  

All which is not prose is verse; and all which is not verse is prose.
Moliere
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.
Ernest Hemingway
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Behavior   Liberty   Politics   Psychology  

There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
Eric Hoffer
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By theme: Life   Relations  

It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change.
Confucius
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By theme: Behavior   Stupidity   Wisdom  

The only thing that should astonish us is that we are still capable of astonishment.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Feelings  

All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Society   Wit