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Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

That`s what all we are. Amateurs. We don`t live long enough to be anything else.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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By theme: Art   Creativity   Life  

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
Charles de Montesquieu
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By theme: Morality   Politics   Society  

The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
Erich Seligmann Fromm
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By theme: Politics  

As you cannot do what you wish, you should wish what you can do.
Terence
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

After enlightenment, the laundry.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

The freedom of conscience is a right so sacred, that even the name of tolerance involves a species of tyranny.
Honore de Mirabeau
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By theme: Liberty   Society  

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie
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By theme: Happiness   Success  

The best way to know God is to love many things.
Vincent Van Gogh
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By theme: Knowledge   Love  

Support bacteria - they`re the only culture some people have.
Steven Wright
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By theme: Culture   Humor   Wit  

It is better to desire than to enjoy, to love than to be loved.
William Hazlitt
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By theme: Feelings   Love  

The more weakness the more falsehood; strength goes straight; every cannon-ball that has in it hollows and holes goes crooked. Weaklings must lie.
Jean Paul Richter
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By theme: Lie  

One of the best rules in conversation is never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Behavior   Relations   Society  

And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that.
John Acton
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By theme: Politics   Society  

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Henry Brooks Adams
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By theme: Knowledge   Psychology   Thought  

The truthful man is usually a liar.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
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By theme: Lie   Men   Truth  

If triangles invented a god, they would make him three-sided.
Charles de Montesquieu
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By theme: Religion  

A purpose you impart is no longer your own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Wit  

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
Buddha
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By theme: Philosophy