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The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Religion   Science  

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Winston Churchill
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By theme: Lie   Truth  

Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Society   State  

In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
Andre Gide
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By theme: Life  

Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.
Joseph Addison
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By theme: Feelings   Relations  

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Politics   State  

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Husband   Relations   Wife  

As to marriage or celibacy let a man take the course he will. He will be sure to repent.
Socrates
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By theme: Marriage  

Be careful about reading health books. You might die of a misprint.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Health   Humor  

If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.
George Orwell
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By theme: Liberty   Society  

Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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By theme: Love   Wisdom  

City life: millions of people being lonesome together.
Henry David Thoreau
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By theme: Life   Society  

Humor is an almost physiological response to fear.
Kurt Vonnegut
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By theme: Humor   Psychology  

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse
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By theme: Character   Person  

The average value of conversations could be enormously improved by the constant use of four simple words: "I do not know".
Andre Maurois
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme: Philosophy  

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
Rudyard Kipling
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By theme: Behavior  

It is because of men that women dislike each other.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Men   Relations   Women  

One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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By theme: Politics   Society  

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Voltaire
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By theme: Religion