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It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Aesop
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By theme: Behavior  

Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
William Somerset Maugham
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To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
Henry David Thoreau
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By theme: Knowledge   Truth  

A liar is a man who does not know how to deceive, a flatterer one who deceives fools; he alone can pride himself on his cleverness who knows how to make skilful use of the truth.
Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues
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By theme: Behavior   Lie   Truth  

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn`t do.
Henry Ford
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By theme: Behavior   Person   Psychology   Thought   Wisdom  

Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.
Louis XIV
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By theme: Relations   Society  

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
Mae West
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God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Humor   Life   Religion   Wit  

If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.
Thomas Carlyle
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One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day.
Jean Paul Sartre
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Peace visits not the guilty mind.
Decimus Junius Juvenal
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Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else - unless it is an enemy.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Even the voice of conscience undergoes mutation.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Life   Old  

We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible.
Novalis
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We undress men and women, we don`t dress them any more.
Pierre Cardin
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Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.
Gustave Flaubert
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By theme: Life