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I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Isaac Asimov
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We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Man is fatally slow on the uptake; it always takes him until the next generation to understand what`s going on.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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Men, who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
Bertrand Russell
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A free society is a place where it`s safe to be unpopular.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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By theme: Liberty   Society  

The bonds of wedlock are so heavy that it takes two to carry them - sometimes three.
Alexandre Dumas
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By theme: Humor   Life   Marriage  

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Sigmund Freud
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Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
Philip Chesterfield
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The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Beauty  

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart`s desire. The other is to get it.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Life   Wit  

A woman, who cannot make her mistakes charming, is only a female.
Marcel Achard
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By theme: Women  

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

We are always doing something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something for us.
Joseph Addison
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A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Behavior   Women  

The false is nothing but an imitation of the true.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Lie   Philosophy   Truth  

Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Life   Love   Marriage  

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Friendship   Love  

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
Andre Gide
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A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
Winston Churchill
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By theme: Behavior   War