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Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther
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By theme: Philosophy   Thought   Truth   Wisdom  

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year`s fashion.
Lillian Hellman
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By theme: Character   Conscience   Fashion   Politics  

Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Person   Truth  

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci
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By theme: Death   Happiness   Life  

If we suspect that a man is lying, we should pretend to believe him; for then he becomes bold and assured, lies more vigorously, and is unmasked.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme: Behavior   Lie   Psychology   Relations  

Chastity is the greatest form of perversion.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Behavior   Wit  

Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Politics   Psychology   Vice  

All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.
Buddha
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By theme: Philosophy   Wisdom  

Authority doesn`t work without prestige, or prestige without distance.
Charles de Gaulle
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By theme: Behavior   Society   Wisdom  

There is nothing, which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.
Joseph Addison
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I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Destiny  

The rich man despises those who flatter him too much, and hates those who do not flatter him at all.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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By theme: Behavior   Person   Relations   Wealth  

I love treason but hate a traitor.
Julius Caesar
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Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Love   War   Wisdom  

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Ernest Hemingway
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By theme: Happiness   Unhappiness  

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Happiness   Unhappiness   Wisdom  

There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.
George Sand
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By theme: Happiness   Life   Love  

Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
Gustave Flaubert
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By theme: History   Knowledge   Wisdom  

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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By theme: Life   Psychology   Wisdom  

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
Andre Gide
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