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A well-bred carriage is difficult to imitate; for in strictness it is negative, and it implies a long-continued previous training.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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The masses of mankind are evidently slavish in their tastes, preferring a life suitable to beasts.
Aristotle
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By theme: Life   Men   Philosophy  

I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
Elbert Hubbard
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Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Optimists and pessimists differ only on the date of the end of the world.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
Sigmund Freud
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Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends.
Philip Chesterfield
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I find that principles have no real force except when one is well fed.
Mark Twain
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I want a man who`s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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Between friends, frequent reproofs make the friendship distant.
Confucius
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To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves.
Aldous Huxley
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It`s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It`s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
William Somerset Maugham
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To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
Anatole France
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There is nothing that fails like success.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde
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Cruelty and fear shake hands together.
Honore de Balzac
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Occasions are rare; and those, who know how to seize upon them, are rarer.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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It is a woman`s business to get married as soon as possible, and a man`s to keep unmarried as long as he can.
George Bernard Shaw
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Democracy arose from men`s thinking that if they were equal in any respect, they were equal absolutely.
Aristotle
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By theme: Democracy