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Thought forms in the soul in the same way clouds form in the air.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Thought  

Sometimes ingratitude arises from the impossibility to return a favour.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

It is the weak man who urges compromise - never the strong man.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Relations   Wit  

You can fool some of the people some of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can`t fool all of the people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln
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By theme: Business   Politics  

History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads.
Charles de Gaulle
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By theme: History   Politics  

We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us an occasion of expressing our affection and solicitude.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Old   Wit   Youth  

To lead an uninstructed people to war is to throw them away.
Confucius
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By theme: War  

Imagination rules the world.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Politics   Psychology  

You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue - agree with him.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Humor   Relations  

Liberty, like chastity, once lost, can never be regained in its original purity.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Humor   Liberty   Wit  

There is no disguise, which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Love  

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
Aesop
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By theme: Wisdom  

To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: Art   Behavior   Creativity   Psychology  

Philosophy first constructs a scheme of happiness and then tries to fit the world to it.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Philosophy   Wit  

Wine is bottled poetry.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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By theme: Feelings  

The privilege of feeling at home everywhere belongs only to kings, wolves and robbers.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Knowledge   Thought  

The soul of conversation is sympathy.
William Hazlitt
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By theme: Psychology   Relations   Wisdom  

Why is there no man who confesses his vices? It is because he has not yet laid them aside. It is a waking man only who can tell his dreams.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Psychology   Vice   Wisdom  

Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one the second time.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Humor   Success