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It is a sad thing when men have neither wit to speak well nor judgment to hold their tongues.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Wit  

What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Wealth   Wit  

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Art   Philosophy   Religion   Science  

Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.
Victor Hugo
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By theme: Feelings  

Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
Epictetus
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By theme: Behavior   Character   Evil  

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor  

With a woman, always make good use of a secret. She will be proportionally grateful to you, like a scoundrel who grants his respect to an honest man he has been unable to swindle.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Men   Women  

If man thinks about his physical or moral state he usually discovers that he is ill.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Behavior   Health   Thought  

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Beauty  

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Women  

There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other that you can boast about it.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Psychology   Behavior  

Flattery is all right if you don`t inhale.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Humor   Wit   Women  

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.
Henry Brooks Adams
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By theme: Friendship   Life  

Time is money.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Money   Time  

When you enjoy loving your neighbor it ceases to be a virtue.
Kahlil Gibran
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Wit  

A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man.
William Hazlitt
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.
Washington Irving
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By theme: Psychology   Wisdom   Wit  

Wine and youth are fire upon fire.
Henry Fielding
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By theme: Youth  

There are two levers for moving men: interest and fear.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Business   Politics   Psychology   Society