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I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Humor   Religion   Wit  

There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been produced better than a good one.
Euripides
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By theme: Evil   Good   Women  

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom   Wit  

Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.
Gustave Flaubert
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

Character and fate are two words for the same thing.
Novalis
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By theme: Character  

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another`s.
Jean Paul Richter
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By theme: Character   Men   Psychology  

Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Carl Sandburg
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By theme: Life  

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Behavior   Life   Reason  

There are few women so perfect that their husbands do not regret having married them at least once a day.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Husband   Marriage   Wife  

Do not choose for your wife any woman you would not choose as your friend if she were a man.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Friendship   Marriage   Wife   Women  

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Henry Ford
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By theme: Behavior   Business   Reason  

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Coco Chanel
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By theme: Behavior   Fashion   Women  

In human intercourse the tragedy begins not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
Henry David Thoreau
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By theme: Behavior   Reason   Thought  

How should we train memory to learn to forget?
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Wit  

Silence is the wit of fools.
Anatole France
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By theme: Stupidity   Wit  

Women would rather be right than reasonable.
Ogden Nash
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By theme: Reason   Women  

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Religion   Society  

You can do anything with a bayonet except sit on it.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Politics   Society   State   Wit  

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Religion  

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Behavior   Husband   Love   Psychology