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A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Theodore Roosevelt
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By theme: Education   Person   Wit  

Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.
Otto von Bismarck
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By theme: Humor   Society   Wit  

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody`s power and is not easy.
Aristotle
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By theme: Behavior   Character   Wisdom  

A gentleman is one who never strikes a woman without provocation.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Men   Women  

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Democracy   Society   State  

Bottom is bottom, even if it is turned upside down.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Love   Men  

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is enmity, passion, worship, love, but no friendship.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Friendship   Men   Women  

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Henry Ford
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By theme: Business   Knowledge   Money  

You would be surprised to hear a cow speak English. But believe me, after the tenth time you would resent the fact that it did not have an Oxford accent. Of course, if you could tell the difference.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor  

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Stupidity   Wit  

Just as politeness imitates kindness, so does grace imitate modesty.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Psychology   Women  

One man`s folly is often another man`s wife.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Wife  

A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.
Voltaire
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By theme: Society   State  

Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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By theme: Life   Psychology  

Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
Alexandre Dumas
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By theme: Love  

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Behavior   Evil   Wisdom  

It is not the employer who pays wages - he only handles the money. It is the product that pays wages.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Business   Money