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War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
Georges Clemenceau
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By theme: War  

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
Germaine de Stael
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Thought  

Beauty, devoid of grace, is a mere hook without the bait.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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By theme: Beauty  

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
Leonardo da Vinci
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By theme: Life   Time  

Wherever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.
Harry S. Truman
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By theme: Society   State  

Talkers are no good doers.
William Shakespeare
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By theme: Behavior   Business   Character  

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn`t part of ourselves doesn`t disturb us.
Hermann Hesse
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By theme: Behavior   Hatred   Psychology   Relations  

In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.
Aesop
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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By theme: Behavior   Lie   Psychology  

Every nation has the government it deserves.
Joseph de Maistre
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By theme: Politics   Society   State   Truth  

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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By theme: State  

Skepticism is the first step towards truth.
Denis Diderot
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By theme: Truth  

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
Laurence Johnston Peter
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By theme: Democracy   Society  

Anatomy is destiny.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Destiny   Life  

Politicians neither love nor hate. Interest, not sentiment, directs them.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Behavior   Politics  

There are two ways to handle a woman, and nobody knows either of them.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Women  

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn`t want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.
William Somerset Maugham
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By theme: Marriage   Men  

A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don`t like her daughter to resemble her in.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Wit   Women  

One-half, the finest half, of life is hidden from the man who does not love with passion.
Stendhal
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By theme: Life   Love   Wisdom  

I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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By theme: Hatred   Humor   Relations   Women