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Politics is more difficult than physics.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Politics   Science  

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
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By theme: Humor  

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin - more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Thought  

Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Time   Wisdom  

From the deepest desires often comes the deadliest hate.
Socrates
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By theme: Hatred  

The liar`s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Psychology   Thought   Wisdom   Lie  

The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Humor   Life   Wit  

Rare are those who prefer virtue to the pleasures of sex.
Confucius
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By theme: Morality   Thought  

Nothing can afford a woman greater pleasure than to hear tender words of love. The strictest, most devout woman will listen even if she must not answer.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Love   Women  

Alimony - the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Knowledge   Philosophy   Wisdom  

A woman should soften but not weaken a man.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Men   Relations   Women  

Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful.
Denis Diderot
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

It is only rarely that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.
Alexandre Dumas
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By theme: Men   Psychology   Wisdom   Women  

Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Men   Wit   Women  

Poverty and wealth are comparative sins.
Victor Hugo
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By theme: Morality   Wealth  

Youth is wholly experimental.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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By theme: Youth  

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Creativity  

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.
Aesop
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By theme: Behavior   Character   Psychology   Wisdom