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Passion is born deaf and dumb.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Feelings  

If we desire to judge justly, we must persuade ourselves that none of us is without sin.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Behavior   Morality   Psychology   Society   Wisdom  

Age either transfigures or petrifies.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.
Heinrich Heine
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By theme: Old   Stupidity   Wit   Youth  

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
Wilson Mizner
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By theme: Life   Philosophy   Wisdom  

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Behavior   Knowledge  

Many a man`s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Character   Humor   Wit  

Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Education   Humor   Wit  

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Epictetus
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By theme: Behavior   Liberty   Philosophy   Thought  

The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.
Aristotle
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By theme: Politics   Society  

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

He, who says he hates every kind of flattery, and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: Psychology   Wisdom  

Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
Mark Twain
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Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
Confucius
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By theme: Wisdom  

Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.
Blaise Pascal
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God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
Samuel Butler
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The man who ain`t got an enemy is really poor.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Behavior   Character  

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
Aldous Huxley
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By theme: Behavior   Politics  

Our enemies are nearer the truth in their opinion of us than we are ourselves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Relations   Truth   Wisdom