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There are laws to protect the freedom of the press`s speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.
Mark Twain
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All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
George Orwell
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The happy do not believe in miracles.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Happiness  

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
George Santayana
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By theme: Life  

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.
Henry Louis Mencken
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The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
Thomas A. Edison
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Love is often the fruit of marriage.
Moliere
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By theme: Love   Marriage  

We justly consider women to be weaker than ourselves, and yet we are governed by them.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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By theme: Men   Relations   Women  

Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Democracy   Politics   Society   State  

Many of my friends became my enemies, many enemies become friends - only those who never cared either way remained constant.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Friendship   Humor  

We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Happiness  

All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster`s autobiography.
Federico Fellini
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By theme: Art   Creativity  

The greatest hatred, like the greatest virtue and the worst dogs, is silent.
Jean Paul Richter
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By theme: Hatred  

There is no society, however free and democratic, where wealth will not create an aristocracy.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Society   Wealth  

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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By theme: Liberty  

The heart was made to be broken.
Oscar Wilde
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After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley
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By theme: Psychology   Thought  

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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Fools gain greater advantages through their weakness than intelligent men through their strength. We watch a great man struggling against fate and we do not lift a finger to help him. But we patronize a grocer who is headed for bankruptcy.
Honore de Balzac
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