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In free society, art is not a weapon and it does not belong to the sphere of polemics and ideology. Artists are not engineers of the soul.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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By theme: Art   Liberty   Politics  

Wealth unused might as well not exist.
Aesop
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By theme: Business   Wealth  

You can ask me to look for the truth, but you cannot ask me to find it.
Denis Diderot
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By theme: Philosophy   Thought   Truth   Wisdom  

Anxiety in children is originally nothing other than an expression of the fact they are feeling the loss of the person they love.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Behavior   Childhood   Psychology  

It`s risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early.
Marcel Achard
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By theme: Humor   Marriage   Wit  

Our true passions are selfish.
Stendhal
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By theme: Egoism   Feelings  

Poetry is a separate language, or more specifically, a language within a language.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Art  

To the vulgar eye, few things are wonderful that are not distant.
Thomas Carlyle
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By theme: Education   Psychology  

The love of money grows as money grows.
Decimus Junius Juvenal
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By theme: Money  

Politics have no relation to morals.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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By theme: Morality   Politics  

Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Liberty   Politics   Society   State  

He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
Voltaire
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By theme: Behavior   Knowledge   Wit  

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of children.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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By theme: Childhood  

What is crime amongst the multitude is only vice among the few.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Relations   Society   Vice  

Science when well digested is nothing but good sense and reason.
Stanislaus Leszczynski
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By theme: Reason   Science  

Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts, and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Humor   Men   Wit   Women  

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Philosophy   Psychology   Thought  

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
Niels Bohr
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By theme: Science   Wit  

Philosophy perpetually concerned with what we must believe, and never with what we must do.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Philosophy  

Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
Abraham Lincoln
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By theme: Behavior   Life   Politics   Relations