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What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell
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The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues
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A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Ogden Nash
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Has God forgotten all I have done for Him?
Louis XIV
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Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.
Paul Valery
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Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.
Jean Rostand
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A political man can have as his aim the realization of freedom, but he has no means to realize it other than through violence.
Jean Paul Sartre
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A healthy mind never inhabits in a healthy body.
Decimus Junius Juvenal
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The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
Henry David Thoreau
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The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one`s opinion but rather to know it.
Andre Maurois
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He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Immanuel Kant
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All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson
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The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant`s revolving door.
Albert Camus
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If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
Voltaire
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Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Gertrude Stein
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Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out.
Michel de Montaigne
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