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There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Lie  

When choosing between two evils I always like to take the one I`ve never tried before.
Mae West
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By theme: Evil   Humor   Wit  

I try not to speak more clearly than I think.
Niels Bohr
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By theme: Thought  

He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Education   Science   Thought  

If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find something in them to hang him.
Armand de Richelieu
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By theme: Cynicism   Person  

You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and liberty.
Henrik Ibsen
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Liberty  

The first condition of immortality is death.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Death   Humor   Wit  

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Science  

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Behavior   Liberty   Society  

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov
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By theme: Behavior   Society   Thought  

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Thought   Wit  

I am not young enough to know everything.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Wit   Youth  

Absence diminishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Feelings  

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Behavior   Society  

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
Aldous Huxley
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By theme: Humor   Person   Thought  

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Samuel Butler
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Society   Wit  

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Morality   Society  

The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.
Confucius
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By theme: Philosophy  

The truth is a precious commodity. That`s why I use it so sparingly.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Truth   Wit  

The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame, when she has once ceased to blush, it is because she has too much to blush for.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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By theme: Behavior   Women