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Silence never yet betrayed any one.
Antoine de Rivarol
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By theme: Behavior  

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Behavior   Friendship  

He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it is a saint; that boasts of it is a devil.
Thomas Fuller
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By theme: Behavior   Religion  

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Confucius
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By theme: Philosophy   Work  

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Alphonse de Lamartine
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By theme: Feelings   Relations  

Laws are never as effective as habits.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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By theme: Life   Society  

If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: Behavior   Thought   Wisdom  

All cruelty springs from weakness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Philosophy   Reason   Wisdom  

He is not a lover who does not love forever.
Euripides
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By theme: Love  

If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.
William Hazlitt
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By theme: Truth   Wisdom  

The lack of money is the root of all evil.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Evil   Humor   Money   Wit  

Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Psychology   Reason   Wisdom  

There is no passion of the human heart that promises so much and pays so little as revenge.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Feelings  

Common fluency of speech in many men and most women is owing to a scarcity of matter.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Men   Psychology   Women  

Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus and Heaven.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Democracy   Humor   Wit  

Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope.
Aristotle
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By theme: Youth  

Fortune cannot take away what she did not give.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Happiness   Philosophy  

No one knows what true happiness is until they get married but by then, of course, it`s too late.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Happiness   Humor   Marriage   Wit  

Our greatest misfortunes come to us from ourselves.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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By theme: Life  

Of all the home remedies, a good wife is best.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Wife