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A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Michel de Montaigne
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By theme: Cynicism   Marriage  

There are truths, which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Voltaire
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By theme: Truth  

Physiognomy is not a guide that has been given us to judge of the character of men: it may only serve us for conjecture.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Psychology   Wisdom  

Every woman in choosing a lover takes more account of the way in which other women regard the man than of her own.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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By theme: Love   Women  

Can we rework the calendar so that we don`t have to live in the twentieth century?
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
Jean Rostand
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By theme: Old  

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Art   Creativity  

Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
William Somerset Maugham
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By theme: Behavior  

The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
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By theme: Life  

The gods are on the side of the stronger.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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By theme: Life   Society  

True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it.
Alexandre Dumas
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By theme: Love   Men   Women  

It is one of man`s curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.
Joseph de Maistre
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By theme: Life   Men  

Don`t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

The gods help them that help themselves.
Aesop
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By theme: Life   Philosophy  

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Hermann Hesse
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By theme: History  

Fashions come and go; bad taste is timeless.
Beau Brummell
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By theme: Fashion  

I don`t trust him. We`re friends.
Bertolt Brecht
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By theme: Friendship   Wit  

Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Life  

Men are virtuous because women are; women are virtuous from necessity.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Humor   Men   Morality   Wit   Women  

I would not have children much beaten for their faults, because I would not have them think bodily pain the greatest punishment.
John Locke
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By theme: Childhood   Education