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Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
Jules Henri Poincare
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By theme: Science  

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient observation than to any other reason.
Isaac Newton
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By theme: Behavior   Science   Thought  

People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
Lao Tzu
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By theme: Knowledge   Politics   Society   State  

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.
Alexandre Dumas
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By theme: Women  

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Knowledge   Science  

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
Denis Diderot
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By theme: Liberty   Philosophy   Politics  

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn`t happen today.
Laurence Johnston Peter
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By theme: Wit  

Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Humor   Love   Wit  

Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Patriotism   Wisdom  

Some would like to understand what they believe in. Others would like to believe in what they understand.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Religion   Wisdom   Wit  

The secret of man`s being is not only to live, but to have something to live for.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
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By theme: Life   Philosophy   Wisdom  

Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it`s a mistake to make a habit out of it.
William Somerset Maugham
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By theme: Humor   Marriage   Wit  

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Stendhal
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By theme: Religion  

We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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By theme: Humor   Relations   Women  

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Humor   Time   Wit  

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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By theme: Society   State   Truth  

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Future   Humor   Wit  

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Childhood   Death   Psychology   Wisdom  

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom