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A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.
Fred Allen
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By theme: Wit  

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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By theme: Life  

The qualities we have do not make us so ridiculous as those, which we affect to have.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt
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By theme: Time   Wisdom  

Every creature lives in a state of war by nature.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Life   Nature   War  

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
Ambrose Bierce
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By theme: Behavior   Character   Psychology  

In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one part of citizens to give it to the other.
Voltaire
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By theme: Money   Politics   State   Wit  

Human nature is the same everywhere; it deifies success, it has nothing but scorn for defeat.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Psychology   Success  

The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Liberty  

When I was happy I thought I knew men, but it was fated that I should know them in misfortune only.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Politics   Relations  

Physically, a man is a man for a much longer time than a woman is a woman.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Men   Women  

Men are led by trifles.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Behavior   Society  

Time, which strengthens friendship, weakens love.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Friendship   Love   Time  

Difficulty attracts the man of character because it is in embracing it that he realizes himself.
Charles de Gaulle
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By theme: Character   Men  

Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.
Joseph Addison
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By theme: Health  

Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Women  

In extreme danger fear feels no pity.
Julius Caesar
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By theme: Feelings  

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Science  

The people who make art their business are mostly impostors.
Pablo Picasso
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By theme: Art  

To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother.
Victor Hugo
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By theme: Men   Person