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All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
Otto von Bismarck
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It is most unwise for people in love to marry.
Marcel Achard
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Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Albert Einstein
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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana
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The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
George Orwell
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It takes a great deal of Christianity to wipe out uncivilized Eastern instincts such as falling in love at first sight.
Rudyard Kipling
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We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.
Jean Paul Sartre
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War cannot be avoided; it can only be postponed to the other`s advantage.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Many of those who were ahead of their time had to wait for it in not too comfortable quarters.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.
Andre Maurois
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Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women`s clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
Anatole France
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The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.
Jean de La Bruyere
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Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others will in general please them in you.
Philip Chesterfield
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A husband is what`s left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.
Helen Rowland
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Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everyone else.
George Bernard Shaw
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Jeans represent democracy in fashion.
Giorgio Armani
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When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
Benjamin Disraeli
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That woman speaks eight languages and can`t say "no" in any of them.
Dorothy Parker
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