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The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.
Heinrich Heine
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By theme: Religion   Wit  

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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By theme: Liberty   Thought  

The safety of the people shall be the highest law.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Society  

Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.
Gustave Flaubert
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By theme: Psychology   Thought  

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.
George Sand
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Good   Marriage  

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
Ernest Hemingway
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By theme: Beauty   Feelings   Happiness  

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Behavior   Person  

Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Behavior   Happiness   Unhappiness  

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Politics   Stupidity  

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Cynicism  

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Happiness  

What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak.
George Santayana
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By theme: Life   Religion   Society  

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it.
George Orwell
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By theme: Psychology   Society   Thought  

A man can do what he wants. But he can`t want what he wants.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

Who knows what Columbus might have discovered had America not blocked his way!
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor  

It is error alone, which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: State   Truth  

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
Voltaire
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By theme: Marriage  

I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
Michel de Montaigne
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Reason  

Silence is the virtue of fools.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Behavior   Stupidity