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I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.
Socrates
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By theme: Education   Philosophy  

Justice is a contract of expediency, entered upon to prevent men harming or being harmed.
Epicurus
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By theme: Society  

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Napoleon Hill
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By theme: Behavior   Character  

Democracy is a theory according to which the two thieves will steal less than one and three - less than two and four - less than three, etc.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Democracy   Humor  

Rivalry is the life of trade and the death of the trader.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Humor   Wit   Business  

It is opposition that makes us productive.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Politics   Relations  

The days just prior to marriage are like a snappy introduction to a tedious book.
Wilson Mizner
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By theme: Humor   Marriage  

A woman can only keep the secret, which she does not know.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Behavior   Women  

Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Egoism  

I came, I saw, I conquered.
Julius Caesar
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By theme: Behavior  

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Person  

Even in war, moral power is to physical as three parts out of four.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Morality   War  

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Love   Men   Wit   Women  

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
Buddha
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By theme: Friendship   Philosophy  

With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.
Napoleon I
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By theme: War   Wisdom  

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
Steven Wright
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown.
Albert Camus
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Society  

We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
Voltaire
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By theme: Behavior   Life   Psychology  

Women have no age. They are either young or old.
Sacha Guitry
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By theme: Humor   Women  

I believe in the all-seeing eye watching us from above. Unfortunately, this eye is the government.
Woody Allen
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By theme: Humor   Wit