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The only people we can think of as normal are those we don`t yet know very well.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Psychology  

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Psychology   Thought  

Average age is when you stop criticizing the old and start criticizing the young.
Laurence Johnston Peter
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By theme: Old   Wit   Youth  

We find greater violence and more perseverance among the wretched.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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By theme: Society  

We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.
Joseph de Maistre
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By theme: Evil   Philosophy  

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
Aesop
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By theme: Behavior   Life   Philosophy   Thought  

A person without principles is devoid of character: if he had character, he would feel he needs principles.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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By theme: Character  

He whom love guards is well guarded.
Voltaire
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By theme: Love  

If you can do no good, at least do no harm.
Kurt Vonnegut
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By theme: Behavior   Morality  

The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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By theme: Politics   Thought  

Whatever has a tendency to promote the civil intercourse of nations by an exchange of benefits is a subject as worthy of philosophy as of politics.
Thomas Paine
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By theme: Business  

Nature is wise. You can learn everywhere and from everything.
Leonardo da Vinci
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By theme: Education   Knowledge   Nature  

You can`t have everything. Where would you put it?
Steven Wright
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
Horace
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By theme: Education   Knowledge  

During the great storms of our lives we imitate those captains who jettison their weightiest cargo.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Behavior   Life  

The reputation of a woman may also be compared to a mirror of crystal, shining and bright, but liable to be sullied by every breath that comes near it.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Women  

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
Aldous Huxley
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By theme: Beauty  

One thing is required for great friendship - an ability to live without it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Friendship  

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Thought  

The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has sought after them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Wit   Women