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When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
Dwight David Eisenhower
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By theme: Behavior  

To speak of love is to make love.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Love  

A girl who has been engaged a number of years always looks like a woman who has been married.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Behavior   Wit   Women  

The world is ruled by tyranny, justice is only on the scene.
Friedrich von Schiller
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By theme: Politics   Society  

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu
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By theme: Wisdom  

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.
Euripides
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

Feeling sorry for yourself and your present condition is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
Dale Carnegie
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By theme: Behavior  

Love may turn to indifference with possession.
William Hazlitt
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By theme: Love  

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
John Quincy Adams
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By theme: Behavior  

You can find women who have never had a lover, but it is difficult to find those who have only one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Women  

A woman is seldom merciful to the man who is timid.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Men   Relations   Women  

Our greatest fears lie in anticipation.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Feelings  

By his own verdict no guilty man was ever acquitted.
Decimus Junius Juvenal
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By theme: Psychology   Thought   Wisdom  

Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Life   Philosophy   Thought  

Our future is based on our past.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Future   Philosophy   Psychology   Thought  

All women are like their mothers, and this is their tragedy, but no man is like his mother, and that is his tragedy.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Wit   Men   Women  

Our enemies are our outward consciences.
William Shakespeare
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By theme: Conscience  

It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Thought  

The selfish spirit of commerce knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Business   Egoism