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Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one`s own self.
Franz Kafka
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Thought  

There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.
Hermann Hesse
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life  

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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By theme: Love  

For all evils there are two remedies - time and silence.
Alexandre Dumas
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By theme: Life  

All children are essentially criminal.
Denis Diderot
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By theme: Childhood  

It is human nature to hate him whom you have injured.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Knowledge   Religion  

Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.
Gustave Flaubert
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By theme: Happiness  

Nature abhors annihilation.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Nature   Philosophy  

No one needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.
Elbert Hubbard
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor   Wit  

Philosophy is the art of living.
Plutarch
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Life   Philosophy  

The more one judges the less one loves.
Honore de Balzac
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Love  

There is no truth. There is only perception.
Gustave Flaubert
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By theme: Truth  

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
Aesop
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill
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By theme: Humor   Success   Wit  

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
Joseph Heller
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Men  

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Behavior   Thought  

We receive three educations, one from our parents, one from our schoolmasters, and one from the world. The third contradicts all that the first two teach us.
Charles de Montesquieu
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By theme: Education  

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Humor   Success   Wit  

We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.
Eric Hoffer
Aphorisms of the author
By theme: Humor   Wit