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Clearness is the ornament of profound thought.
Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues
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By theme: Thought  

There are occasions when it pays better to fight and be beaten than not to fight at all.
George Orwell
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By theme: Behavior  

Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
George Santayana
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

Even a very small degree of hope is enough to cause the birth of love.
Stendhal
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By theme: Love  

Our memories are independent of our wills.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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By theme: Psychology  

Do not be afraid of beasts, but friends - as the beast will wound your body, but a friend will wound your soul.
Buddha
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By theme: Friendship   Philosophy   Wisdom  

The vulgar only laugh, but never smile; whereas well-bred people often smile, but seldom laugh.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Most people do not need freedom because they are afraid of responsibility.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Liberty   Psychology  

What is unbecoming is unsafe.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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By theme: Wisdom  

If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
Joseph de Maistre
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By theme: Evil   Morality  

Marriage is like life - it is a field of battle.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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By theme: Life   Marriage  

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Aesop
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By theme: Reason   Wisdom  

Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.
Franz Kafka
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By theme: Psychology  

He who does not value life does not deserve it.
Leonardo da Vinci
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By theme: Life   Wisdom  

Many of life`s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
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By theme: Success  

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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By theme: Stupidity   Wisdom  

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
Steven Wright
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

He who neglects the present moment throws away all he has.
Friedrich von Schiller
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

In revolutions there are only two sorts of men, those who cause them and those who profit by them.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Politics  

We become what we think.
Buddha
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By theme: Philosophy   Thought