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A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Psychology   Relations  

To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did; I ought to know because I`ve done it a thousand times.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Wit  

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Friendship  

Logic is like the sword - those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
Samuel Butler
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

It`s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It`s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Philosophy   Psychology   Thought  

To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool than to discover who is a clever man.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn`t learn something from him.
Galileo Galilei
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By theme: Education   Person   Wisdom  

Politics is the art of the possible.
Otto von Bismarck
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By theme: Politics  

No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.
Charles de Gaulle
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By theme: Liberty   Politics  

By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius
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By theme: Education   Wisdom  

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Morality   Psychology   Wisdom  

All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Person   Wit  

Weakness of character is the only defect, which cannot be amended.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Character   Person  

What is once well done is done forever.
Henry David Thoreau
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By theme: Good   Wisdom  

The little I know I owe to my ignorance.
Sacha Guitry
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By theme: Knowledge   Wit  

Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov
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By theme: Behavior   Life   Wisdom  

If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Money   Wealth  

Marriage is the death of hope.
Woody Allen
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By theme: Marriage  

Fear is the mother of morality.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Morality  

There are moments when everything goes well, but don`t be frightened, it won`t last.
Jules Renard
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By theme: Life   Wit