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Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don`t know, and who don`t know us.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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By theme: Society   Wit  

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Life   Society   War  

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one`s work is terribly important.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Feelings   Health   Psychology   Work  

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Truth   Wit  

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Winston Churchill
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By theme: Life   Society  

The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Person   Psychology  

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Democracy   Humor   Love   Wit  

He, who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Confucius
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By theme: Behavior   Education   Thought  

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don`t want, drink what you don`t like, and do what you`d rather not.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Behavior   Health   Humor  

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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By theme: Psychology   Reason   Thought  

Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Only a good-for-nothing is not interested in his past.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Destiny   Politics   Society  

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
Stendhal
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By theme: Happiness   Life  

To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
George Orwell
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By theme: Love   Psychology  

If you are lonely when you`re alone, you are in bad company.
Jean Paul Sartre
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By theme: Person   Psychology   Wit  

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
Ogden Nash
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By theme: Wit   Society   Work  

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
Voltaire
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By theme: Work   Evil   Vice  

Most fools think they are only ignorant.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Psychology   Stupidity