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A thousand years scarce serve to form a state. An hour may lay it in the dust.
George Gordon Byron
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By theme: State  

My pain may be the reason for somebody`s laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody`s pain.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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By theme: Art   Creativity  

When God makes a beautiful woman, the devil opens a new register.
Ambrose Bierce
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By theme: Humor   Wit   Women  

Don`t have any more secrets than you can keep yourself.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Henry Brooks Adams
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By theme: Friendship   Life  

Good-humor is the soul`s health; sadness is its poison.
Stanislaus Leszczynski
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By theme: Feelings   Health  

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
Aristotle Onassis
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By theme: Business   Psychology   Success  

It is always a great mistake to command when you are not sure your will be obeyed.
Honore de Mirabeau
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

Art and science have their meeting-point in method.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Art   Science  

The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.
John Quincy Adams
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By theme: Society   State  

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie
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By theme: Behavior   Success  

Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.
William Hazlitt
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By theme: Character   Thought  

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it a charm.
Jean Paul Richter
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By theme: Behavior   Life  

Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the intensest hatreds.
Antoine de Rivarol
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By theme: Behavior   Friendship   Hatred   Relations  

All men are children, and if understand that, a woman understands everything.
Coco Chanel
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By theme: Humor   Men   Psychology   Wit   Women  

Prayer is to religion what thinking is to philosophy. To pray is to make religion.
Novalis
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By theme: Religion  

Methods are the masters of masters.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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By theme: Knowledge   Science   Thought  

The usual trade and commerce is cheating all around by consent.
Thomas Fuller
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By theme: Business   Wit  

At twenty everyone is republican.
Alphonse de Lamartine
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By theme: Politics   Youth  

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Euripides
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By theme: Behavior   Death   Life