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Perhaps to our senses things offer only their rejections. Perfume is what flowers throw away.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Feelings   Philosophy   Wit  

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Socrates
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By theme: Beauty   Philosophy  

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Napoleon Hill
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By theme: Success  

The public never knows what it wants, only what it doesn`t want.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Society  

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
Plato
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By theme: Philosophy   Wisdom  

Add a few drops of venom to a half truth and you have an absolute truth.
Eric Hoffer
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By theme: Humor   Truth   Wit  

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
Aristotle
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By theme: Friendship  

Time stays, we go.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Time  

Themistocles said, - "The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern me; your son governs you."
Plutarch
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By theme: Life   Relations   Society  

What one has wished for in youth, in old age one has in abundance.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Old   Youth  

Things start out as hopes and end up as habits.
Lillian Hellman
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By theme: Life   Philosophy   Truth  

What`s money without happiness?
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Happiness   Money  

Women have a passion for mathematics. They divide their age in half, double the price of their clothes, and always add at least five years to the age of their best friend.
Marcel Achard
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By theme: Humor   Wit   Women  

Nothing pleases a woman quite so well as to look so sweet that a man wants to kiss her, and then abuse him for his impudence.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Humor   Behavior   Wit   Women  

If a man has been his mother`s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Success   Psychology  

Women? In order to realize how far these charming creatures we idealize can carry their cruelty, we must see them among themselves!
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Relations   Women  

Can the cannibal speak in the name of those he ate?
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

A true woman loves a strong man because she knows his weaknesses. She protects as much as she is protected.
Andre Maurois
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By theme: Love   Men   Women  

To be an adult is to be alone.
Jean Rostand
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By theme: Old   Relations   Society  

Love isn`t there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.
Hermann Hesse
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By theme: Happiness   Love