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No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Plato
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By theme: Death   Good   Life  

Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Conscience   Humor  

For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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By theme: Love  

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found the time to conquer the world.
Heinrich Heine
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Aristotle
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By theme: Beauty   Relations  

All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Politics   Society   State  

What is simple is wrong, and what is complicated cannot be understood.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Philosophy   Psychology   Truth  

More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies.
Rudyard Kipling
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By theme: Life   Society  

I hate victims who respect their executioners.
Jean Paul Sartre
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By theme: Behavior   Hatred  

Men have become the tools of their tools.
Henry David Thoreau
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By theme: Life   Society  

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Love  

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Behavior   Men   Women  

A man`s character is his fate.
Heraclitus
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By theme: Destiny   Person  

Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Art   Person  

Be nice to people on your way up because you`ll meet them on your way down.
Wilson Mizner
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By theme: Behavior   Wit  

Lonely people, in talking to each other, can make each other lonelier.
Lillian Hellman
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By theme: Behavior  

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Galileo Galilei
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By theme: Reason   Religion  

The talkative person is someone who speaks more than he thinks. Someone who thinks a great deal and who talks a great deal is never considered a talkative person.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Behavior   Person  

Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Society  

Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Behavior   Friendship   Person   Psychology