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The smallest children are nearest to God, as the smallest planets are nearest the sun.
Jean Paul Richter
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By theme: Childhood  

The mind revolts against certain opinions, as the stomach rejects certain foods.
William Hazlitt
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By theme: Reason   Wit  

It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings.
Dale Carnegie
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By theme: Feelings  

Success never needs an excuse.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Success  

The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
Henry Brooks Adams
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By theme: Men   Women  

Experience increases our wisdom but doesn`t reduce our follies.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Stupidity   Wisdom   Wit  

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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By theme: Life  

The state is the association of men, and not men themselves; the citizen may perish, and the man remain.
Charles de Montesquieu
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By theme: State  

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Erich Seligmann Fromm
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By theme: Love   Philosophy  

I am a man; I count nothing human foreign to me.
Terence
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By theme: Philosophy   Wisdom  

It is gentle manners, which prove so irresistible in women.
Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier
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By theme: Behavior   Women  

Save those who fill the highest stations, I know of none more unfortunate than those who envy them.
Francoise d`Aubigne Marquise de Maintenon
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By theme: Unhappiness  

Though women are angels, yet wedlock`s the devil.
George Gordon Byron
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By theme: Marriage   Women  

It is not sufficient to be worthy of respect in order to be respected.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
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By theme: Relations   Society  

For my part, it is not the mystery of the incarnation, which I discover in religion, but the mystery of social order, which associates with heaven that idea of equality, which prevents the rich from destroying the poor.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Religion   Society  

We are what we imagine ourselves to be.
Kurt Vonnegut
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By theme: Psychology   Thought   Wisdom  

When a man makes a woman his wife, it`s the highest compliment he can pay her, and it`s usually the last.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Husband   Wife   Wit  

Ah! Vanitas vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire, or, having it, is satisfied?
William Makepeace Thackeray
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By theme: Happiness   Life  

No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with only a single thread.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Love  

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Behavior   Philosophy