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To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art cannot live always in the present it must not be considered at all. The art of the Greeks, of the Egyptians, of the great painters who lived in other times, is not an art of the past, perhaps, it is more alive today than it ever was.
Pablo Picasso
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By theme: Art  

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubts separate people. It is a poison that destroys friendships; it is a sword that kills.
Buddha
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

The foolish sayings of the rich pass for wise saws in society.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Society  

Character is simply habit long continued.
Plutarch
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By theme: Character  

Always do sober what you said you`d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Ernest Hemingway
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By theme: Behavior  

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
Laurence Johnston Peter
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By theme: Wit  

Love is a game in which one always cheats.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Love   Relations  

Beauty can afford everything, everything can be forgiven to a beautiful woman.
Moliere
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By theme: Beauty   Women  

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Wit  

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill
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By theme: Behavior   Thought  

A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
Joseph de Maistre
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By theme: Politics   Society  

The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Person   Psychology  

No woman allows her lover to descend from his pedestal. Even a god is not forgiven the slightest pettiness.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Love   Women  

Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Science   Thought  

There is this important difference between love and friendship: while the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equalities.
Francoise d`Aubigne Marquise de Maintenon
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By theme: Friendship   Love  

Like associates with like.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Philosophy   Wisdom  

To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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By theme: Friendship  

I have heard Cardinal Imperiali say: "There is no man whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window."
Charles de Montesquieu
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.
Charles de Montesquieu
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By theme: History  

Many geniuses were ahead of their time for centuries, talented people only for a couple of years.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Thought