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Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
Joseph Addison
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By theme: Men  

Show me the woman, however loyal, who does not seek to rouse desire.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Behavior   Women  

Certain signs precede certain events.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Knowledge  

There is no disappointment so numbing as someone no better than you achieving more.
Joseph Heller
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By theme: Relations   Success  

Most open minds should be closed for repair.
Wilson Mizner
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

It is in self-limitation that the master shows himself.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Art   Creativity  

The people must fight for their laws as for their walls.
Heraclitus
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By theme: Society  

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Happiness   Health  

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Plutarch
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By theme: Friendship  

No man is free who is not master of himself.
Epictetus
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By theme: Knowledge   Men  

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Democracy   Wit  

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Napoleon Hill
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By theme: Thought  

Great love affairs start with champagne and end with tisane.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Love  

As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
William Hazlitt
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.
Jean Paul Richter
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By theme: Love  

Money is the sinew of love as well as war.
Thomas Fuller
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By theme: Love   Money   War  

All who would win joy must share it; happiness was born a twin.
George Gordon Byron
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By theme: Happiness  

The most dangerous moment comes with victory.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Politics   War  

All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures.
Julius Caesar
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By theme: Politics  

Mankind is resilient: the atrocities that horrified us a week ago become acceptable tomorrow.
Joseph Heller
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By theme: Society