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There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.
Anatole France
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By theme: Behavior   Business   Morality   Relations  

A home without books is a body without soul.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Psychology   Wisdom  

Every guilty person is his own hangman.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Person   Psychology   Wisdom  

The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities. We want a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we don`t want a world of engineers.
Winston Churchill
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By theme: Education   Society   Wisdom  

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
Lillian Hellman
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By theme: Behavior   Cynicism   Truth  

I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.
Heinrich Heine
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By theme: Character   Wit   Women  

Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.
Joseph Heller
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By theme: War   Wisdom  

A fellow who is always declaring he`s no fool usually has his suspicions.
Wilson Mizner
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By theme: Psychology   Reason   Stupidity  

Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Patriotism   Wisdom  

If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they`d never marry.
O`Henry
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By theme: Behavior   Marriage   Men   Women  

An enemy is anyone who tells the truth about you.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Humor   Truth   Wit  

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things, which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus
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By theme: Happiness  

We must respect the other fellow`s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Behavior   Relations   Religion   Wit  

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln
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By theme: Person   Psychology   Vice  

We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

Everything secret degenerates; nothing is safe that does not bear discussion and publicity.
John Acton
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By theme: Behavior   Democracy   Politics   Society   State  

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don`t like?
Jean Cocteau
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By theme: Cynicism   Wit  

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealing with men.
Joseph Conrad
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By theme: Men   Relations   Women  

A gentleman is any man who wouldn`t hit a woman with his hat on.
Fred Allen
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By theme: Humor   Men   Women  

Make money, money, honestly if you can; if not, by any means at all, make money.
Horace
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By theme: Business   Money   Wealth