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Nothing is wonderful when you get used to it.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Wit  

I should like to know, what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
George Eliot
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By theme: Women  

If a family is the main thing in life it should not be a place for ambitions and thirst for success.
Margaret Thatcher
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By theme: Relations   Behavior  

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Society   Person  

Know first who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.
Euripides
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By theme: Wisdom  

My opinion? Well, I have one opinion in the morning, other opinion after noon, and in the evening I have no opinion at all.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Perfume is a mark of female identity and the final touch of her style.
Christian Dior
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By theme: Fashion   Women  

The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
William Hazlitt
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

It is better to live alone. There is no friendship with a fool.
Buddha
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By theme: Friendship   Stupidity  

He who sees in fashion only fashion is a fool.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Fashion   Stupidity  

The music of wedding procession always reminds me of a military march before the final battle.
Heinrich Heine
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By theme: Humor   Marriage   Wit  

We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
Eric Hoffer
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By theme: Creativity  

Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.
George Gordon Byron
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By theme: Love  

Simplicity is the extreme degree of sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
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By theme: Art   Creativity   Knowledge   Philosophy   Wisdom  

Unfortunately, many of those who got despaired and gave up will never know how close they were to success!
Thomas A. Edison
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By theme: Success  

Borrow money from pessimists - they don`t expect it back.
Steven Wright
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By theme: Humor  

People usually deserve each other.
Jean Rostand
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By theme: Relations   Society  

The future is not what it used to be before.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Future   Wit  

A king should die on his feet.
Luis XVIII
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By theme: Health   Society