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Drinking, when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.
Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Relations   Society  

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Isaac Newton
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By theme: Relations   Society  

What we call despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
George Eliot
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By theme: Feelings  

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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By theme: Art   Creativity   Feelings  

The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.
Friedrich von Schiller
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By theme: Politics   Society  

Difficulties were made to be overcome.
Jules Verne
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By theme: Behavior   Character  

Great artists have no country.
Alfred de Musset
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By theme: Art  

A great flame follows a little spark.
Alighieri Dante
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By theme: Wisdom  

A woman who can`t forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Men   Relations   Women  

Credit is a system whereby a person who can`t pay gets another person who can`t pay to guarantee that he can pay.
Charles Dickens
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By theme: Business   Humor   Wit  

Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Jeremy Bentham
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By theme: Liberty  

In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.
Alexis de Tocqueville
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By theme: Politics   Society  

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
John Acton
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By theme: Morality  

No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Plato
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By theme: Evil   Good   Philosophy   Death  

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
Jean Rostand
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Dress shabbily, they notice the dress. Dress impeccably, they notice the woman.
Coco Chanel
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By theme: Fashion   Women  

Fortune knocks at every man`s door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighbouring saloon and does not hear her.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Happiness   Humor   Wit  

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
Georges Clemenceau
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By theme: Society   Wit  

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than yourself.
Confucius
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By theme: Friendship