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In men desire begets love, and in women love begets desire.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Love   Men   Relations   Women  

Success does not mean happiness: it means an unusual number of industrious enemies.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Happiness   Success   Wit  

Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.
Washington Irving
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By theme: Marriage  

Love requires not so much proofs as expressions of love. Love demands a little else than the power to feel and to requite love.
Jean Paul Richter
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By theme: Love  

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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By theme: Art   Life  

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Conscience   Reason  

There are few persons of greater worth than their reputation; but how many are there whose worth is far short of their reputation!
Stanislaus Leszczynski
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By theme: Person  

After a certain point, money is meaningless, it ceases to be the goal, the game is what counts.
Aristotle Onassis
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By theme: Business   Money   Wealth  

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
Isaac Newton
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Margaret Thatcher
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By theme: Politics   Society   Women  

Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
George Eliot
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By theme: Vice  

A gentleman is a man who will pay his gambling debts even when he knows he has been cheated.
Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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By theme: Behavior   Person  

Where there is no property there is no injustice.
John Locke
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By theme: Philosophy   Society  

For he, who sees a need, but waits to be asked, is already set on cruel refusal.
Alighieri Dante
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Humor   Old   Wit   Women  

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
Alexis de Tocqueville
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By theme: Liberty   Morality  

What is history after all? History is facts which become lies in the end.
Jean Cocteau
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By theme: History   Lie  

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis best suited to open the way to the next better one.
Konrad Lorenz
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By theme: Science   Truth  

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.
Fred Allen
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By theme: Childhood   Humor   Wit  

Women speak two languages - one of which is verbal.
William Shakespeare
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By theme: Women