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Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear.
Bertolt Brecht
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By theme: Truth   Wisdom  

The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Truth  

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Pablo Picasso
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By theme: Art   Creativity  

Never waste a minute thinking about people you don`t like.
Dwight David Eisenhower
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

If a woman doesn`t chase a man a little, she doesn`t love him.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Humor   Love   Men   Wit   Women  

Beauty is also a virtue, a beautiful woman cannot have flaws.
Friedrich von Schiller
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By theme: Beauty   Women  

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
George Eliot
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By theme: Love  

Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Cynicism   Happiness  

A husband is a guy who tells you when you`ve got on too much lipstick.
Ogden Nash
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By theme: Humor   Husband   Wife   Wit  

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
Jean Paul Richter
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By theme: Behavior  

The affected modesty of most women is a decoy for the generous, the delicate, and unsuspecting; while the artful, the bold, and unfeeling either see or break through its slender disguises.
William Hazlitt
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By theme: Behavior   Women  

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie
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By theme: Behavior   Character  

I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind.
Kahlil Gibran
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

There`s a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven`t the time to enjoy it.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Health   Humor   Wit  

Fanatic is a person who obstinately and jealously defends the opinion that you do not share.
Ambrose Bierce
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Cynicism   Relations  

The tongue is the vile slave`s vilest part.
Decimus Junius Juvenal
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By theme: Evil  

Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink.
Rudyard Kipling
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

Marriage is not a hinder for those who are able to be happy.
Jean Rostand
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By theme: Happiness   Humor   Marriage   Wit  

Lonely person is always in a bad company.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Society   Unhappiness