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Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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By theme: Success   Wit  

Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
Aldous Huxley
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The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Philosophy   Reason  

If we don`t know life, how can we know death?
Confucius
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By theme: Death   Life   Philosophy   Wisdom  

We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: Wit  

If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.
Epicurus
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Silence is the jewelry of a woman.
Democritus
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By theme: Women  

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill
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In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
Eric Hoffer
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The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.
Aristotle
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By theme: Politics   State  

No normal man ever fell in love after thirty when the kidneys begin to disintegrate.
Henry Louis Mencken
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Life is just one damned thing after another.
Elbert Hubbard
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What we do not understand we do not possess.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.
Galileo Galilei
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For some women shopping is the only type of sport.
John Galsworthy
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Life without the courage for death is slavery.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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I have achieved many things because I do not consume my energy in vain. I do not stand if I can sit and I do not sit if I can lie down.
Winston Churchill
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Learned women are ridiculed because they put to shame unlearned men.
George Sand
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By theme: Men   Relations   Women  

Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will, which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Love