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Marriage is an institution necessary to the maintenance of society but contrary to the laws of nature.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Marriage   Nature   Society  

We don`t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Health   Love  

Those who have loved have little relish for friendship. The devotee of strong drink finds wine insipid.
Alexandre Dumas
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By theme: Friendship   Love  

It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
William Somerset Maugham
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By theme: Life   Philosophy  

The poor don`t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
Jean Paul Sartre
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By theme: Money   Society   Wisdom  

If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Feelings   Psychology   Wisdom  

To be feared is much safer than to be loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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By theme: Politics   Society   Wisdom  

The Tree of Liberty must, from time to time, be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Liberty   Politics   Society  

А man can keep another`s secret better than his own. A woman keeps her own better than other`s.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Men   Women  

The best is the enemy of the good.
Voltaire
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By theme: Good   Philosophy  

Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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By theme: Philosophy   Wisdom  

But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.
Agatha Christie
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By theme: Love   Wisdom  

Facts are the enemy of truth.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Hatred   Philosophy   Truth  

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Psychology   Truth   Wisdom  

Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks more of what he intends to say than of what others are saying and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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By theme: Feelings   Psychology  

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme: Philosophy   Wisdom  

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire
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By theme: Health   Nature  

If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom