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If we don`t change direction soon, we`ll end up where we`re going.
Irwin Corey
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

We must not think of the things we could do with, but only of the things that we can`t do without.
Jerome K. Jerome
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By theme: Humor   Thought   Wit  

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
Thomas Mann
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By theme: Democracy   Liberty   Society  

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
Isaac Newton
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By theme: Wisdom   Wit  

Remember that life is neither pain nor pleasure; it is serious business, to be entered upon with courage and in a spirit of self-sacrifice.
Alexis de Tocqueville
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By theme: Life  

If you are a genius and unsuccessful, everybody treats you as if you were a genius, but when you come to be successful, when you commence to earn money, when you are really successful, then your family and everybody no longer treats you like a genius, they treat you like a man who has become successful.
Pablo Picasso
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By theme: Society   Success  

My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.
Charles Dickens
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By theme: Behavior   Time  

A really busy person never knows how much he weighs.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
Hippocrates
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By theme: Health   Nature  

What you do for money you do badly.
Jules Verne
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By theme: Behavior   Money  

A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.
Francis Scott-Fitzgerald
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By theme: Society   Success  

Speed is the essence of war.
Lao Tzu
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By theme: War  

That is the bitterest of all - to wear the yoke of our own wrong-doing.
George Eliot
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By theme: Behavior  

One`s eyes are what one is, one`s mouth is what one becomes.
John Galsworthy
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By theme: Wisdom  

Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
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By theme: Business   Society   Wit  

In manners, tranquillity is the supreme power.
Francoise d`Aubigne Marquise de Maintenon
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By theme: Behavior   Society  

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.
Confucius
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By theme: Knowledge   Philosophy  

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Philosophy   Thought  

The history of art is the history of revivals.
Samuel Butler
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By theme: Art   History  

A man`s wife has more power over him than the state has.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Men   State   Wife