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True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Love  

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you`ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you`ll become a philosopher.
Socrates
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By theme: Marriage   Wit  

If clothes make the man, then naked men should have little or no impact on society.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Humor   Person   Society   Wit  

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
Socrates
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By theme: Person  

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Love   Women  

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Humor   Life  

Hatred is active and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Envy   Feelings   Hatred  

A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn`t happen.
Winston Churchill
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By theme: Behavior   Politics   Wit  

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Childhood   Philosophy   Wisdom  

Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man.
Leon Trotsky
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By theme: Old  

The most disagreeable thing that your worst enemy says to your face does not approach what your best friends say behind your back.
Alfred de Musset
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By theme: Behavior   Friendship   Relations  

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.
Hermann Hesse
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By theme: Knowledge   Wisdom  

Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
William Somerset Maugham
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By theme: Liberty   Society  

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Margaret Thatcher
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By theme: Behavior   Politics   Psychology  

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues
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By theme: Behavior   Evil   Good  

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Psychology   Science  

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Jean Paul Sartre
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By theme: Liberty   Philosophy  

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme: Cynicism   Wisdom  

Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Society  

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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By theme: Behavior   Thought   Wit