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The reason that women are so much more sociable than men is because they act more from the heart than the intellect.
Alphonse de Lamartine
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By theme: Behavior   Feelings   Women  

Nothing at times is more expressive than silence.
George Eliot
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By theme: Feelings  

A woman cannot be herself in the society of the present day, which is an exclusively masculine society, with laws framed by men and with a judicial system that judges feminine conduct from a masculine point of view.
Henrik Ibsen
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By theme: Society   Women  

The vices enter into the composition of the virtues, as poisons into that of medicines. Prudence collects and arranges them, and uses them beneficially against the ills of life.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Vice  

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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By theme: Truth   Wisdom  

Violence is the diplomacy of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov
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By theme: Behavior   Politics   Society  

The definition of beauty is easy; it`s what leads you to desperation.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Beauty   Philosophy  

Experience is the teacher of fools.
Titus Livius
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By theme: Education   Stupidity  

If you strike a child take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Behavior   Childhood  

One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Psychology   Wit  

Poets are people who can still see the world through the eyes of children.
Alphonse Daudet
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By theme: Art   Childhood   Creativity  

Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility.
Pablo Picasso
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By theme: Art   Creativity   Success  

The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.
Marcel Achard
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By theme: Art   Creativity   Humor   Wit  

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Aesop
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By theme: Behavior   Reason   Wisdom  

As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Behavior   Feelings   Psychology  

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Friendship   Men   Women  

Style is the thought itself.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Thought  

Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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By theme: Art   Love  

Information is not knowledge.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Knowledge   Science