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Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.
John Paul Getty
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By theme: Humor   Success   Wit  

Conceit is the finest armour a man can wear.
Jerome K. Jerome
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Solitude produces originality, bold and astonishing beauty, poetry. But solitude also produces perverseness, the disproportionate, the absurd and the forbidden.
Thomas Mann
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By theme: Psychology  

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
John Acton
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By theme: Liberty   Politics  

The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense.
Pablo Picasso
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By theme: Creativity  

Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
Jeremy Bentham
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By theme: Knowledge   Society   Wit  

Bad administration, to be sure, can destroy good policy; but good administration can never save bad policy.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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By theme: Politics   State  

Children are like grown people; the experience of others is never of any use to them.
Alphonse Daudet
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By theme: Childhood  

Half the time men think they are talking business they are wasting time.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Business   Humor   Time   Wit  

If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands.
John Locke
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By theme: Behavior   Health   Knowledge  

There are no impossible obstacles; there are just stronger and weaker wills, that`s all.
Jules Verne
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By theme: Behavior   Character  

Votes should be weighed, not counted!
Friedrich von Schiller
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By theme: Democracy   Wit  

May you live all the days of your life.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Life  

I don`t know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.
Coco Chanel
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By theme: Men   Women  

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
Erich Seligmann Fromm
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By theme: Egoism   Love  

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Society  

A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
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By theme: Love  

There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
George Gordon Byron
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By theme: Morality  

All pleasures are commendable that do not culminate in regret.
Francoise d`Aubigne Marquise de Maintenon
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By theme: Wisdom  

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
Charles de Montesquieu
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By theme: Democracy   Politics   State