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Innocence is always unsuspicious.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Psychology   Wisdom  

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Buddha
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By theme: Friendship  

There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty.
Joseph Addison
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By theme: Beauty  

No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.
Julius Caesar
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By theme: Behavior   Character   Wisdom  

Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Women  

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Plato
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By theme: Politics  

The pleasure of love is in loving. We are happier in the passion we feel than in what we excite.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Happiness   Love  

The only thing that men and women have in common is that they both prefer the company of men.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Men   Wit   Women  

Even a lie is a psychic fact.
Carl Gustav Jung
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By theme: Lie   Psychology  

Insults are the arguments of those who have no arguments.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Behavior   Time  

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
William Somerset Maugham
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By theme: Happiness   Youth  

Men are misers, and women prodigal, in affection.
Alphonse de Lamartine
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By theme: Men   Women  

A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Science  

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais
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By theme: Psychology  

In historic events, the so-called great men are labels giving names to events, and like labels they have but the smallest connection with the event itself.
Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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By theme: History   Person  

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Humor   Love   Wit  

I had my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I have never had time for tobacco since.
Arturo Toscanini
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By theme: Humor  

Just as a cautious businessman avoids tying up all his capital in one concern, so, perhaps, worldly wisdom will advise us not to look for the whole of our satisfaction from a single aspiration.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Business   Psychology   Wisdom  

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
Stendhal
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By theme: Love