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Selfishness is the grand moving principle of nine-tenths of our actions.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Egoism  

In erotic love, two people who were separate become one. In motherly love, two people who were one become separate. The mother must not only tolerate, she must wish and support the child`s separation.
Erich Seligmann Fromm
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By theme: Love  

Sin is not so sinful as hypocrisy.
Francoise d`Aubigne Marquise de Maintenon
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By theme: Behavior   Morality  

Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of self in all their speculations.
George Gordon Byron
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By theme: Love   Relations  

Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness, which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best.
Napoleon Hill
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By theme: Success  

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Plato
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

Money is a powerful force only when there`s huge amount of it.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Money  

Science is nothing but perception.
Plato
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By theme: Feelings   Science  

Democracy is the same tyranny, shared among many people.
Aristotle
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By theme: Democracy  

To know when to be generous and when firm - that is wisdom.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Knowledge   Wisdom  

Some of our weaknesses are born in us, others are the result of education; it is a question which of the two gives us most trouble.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

Take from men ambition and vanity and you will have neither heroes nor patriots.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Men   Society   Wisdom  

A good name is better than bags of gold.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

The science of government is only a science of combinations, of applications, and of exceptions, according to times, places and circumstances.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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By theme: Science   Society   State  

The only problems money can solve are money problems.
Laurence Johnston Peter
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By theme: Money   Wit  

Stupid people never forgive nor forget, the naive forgive and forget, the wise forgive but never forget.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Relations   Wisdom  

It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those we intend to commit.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Behavior   Wit  

Divorce is possibly as old as marriage. Although I suppose that marriage is several weeks older.
Voltaire
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By theme: Marriage   Wit  

Women are extremely curious, almost like men.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Men   Wit   Women  

Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.
Jeremy Bentham
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By theme: Feelings   Thought   Wisdom