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I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.
Franz Kafka
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By theme: Feelings   Truth   Unhappiness  

Attention and activity lead to mistakes as well as to successes; but a life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Behavior   Life   Thought   Wisdom  

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can`t see from the center.
Kurt Vonnegut
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By theme: Psychology   Thought  

I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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By theme: Feelings   Psychology   Reason   Women  

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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By theme: Politics   Society  

I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores.
Moliere
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

It is a mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck.
Joseph Conrad
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By theme: Men   Wisdom  

We drink one another`s health and spoil our own.
Jerome K. Jerome
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By theme: Health   Humor   Wit  

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Government has no other end but the preservation of property.
John Locke
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By theme: Politics   State  

Great souls suffer in silence.
Friedrich von Schiller
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Thought  

Necessity is the last and strongest weapon.
Titus Livius
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By theme: Wisdom  

A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Men   Women  

The test of a man or woman`s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Behavior   Men   Women  

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.
Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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By theme: Life   Philosophy  

The beauty of a lovely woman is like music.
George Eliot
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By theme: Beauty  

The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot coexist with affection for another. Everybody knows that this is untrue.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Morality   Psychology   Relations   Society  

He, who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Victor Hugo
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By theme: Education   Society  

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Money   Society  

One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Relations