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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Men speak from knowledge, women from imagination.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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By theme: Knowledge   Men   Women  

Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Behavior   Thought  

Since I cannot govern my own tongue, though within my own teeth, how can I hope to govern the tongue of others?
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt enters.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Knowledge  

Light and lust are deadly enemies.
William Shakespeare
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By theme: Love   Vice  

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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By theme: Politics   Society   War  

Avarice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey`s end?
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Character   Old   Thought  

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Psychology   Wit  

If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you`re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
Kurt Vonnegut
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By theme: Behavior  

Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Creativity   Person  

There are many humorous things in the world, among them the white man`s notion that he is less savage than the other savages.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Excessive liberty leads both nations and individuals into excessive slavery.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Liberty   Politics  

Three things are ever silent - thought, destiny and the grave.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Destiny   Thought   Wisdom  

Are there any vegetarians among cannibals?
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor  

In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Confucius
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By theme: State   Wealth  

Perfume: any smell that is used to drown a worse one.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Humor  

To be vain of one`s rank or place is to show that one is below it.
Stanislaus Leszczynski
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

Man`s chief merit consists in resisting the impulses of his nature.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Morality   Wisdom  

I have remarked very clearly that I am often of one opinion when I am lying down and of another when I am standing up.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: Psychology