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Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Immanuel Kant
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By theme: Life  

Style is the physiognomy of the mind. It is more infallible than that of the body. To imitate the style of another is said to be wearing a mask. However beautiful it may be, it is through its lifelessness insipid and intolerable, so that even the most ugly living face is more engaging.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme: Psychology  

An error becomes an error when born as truth.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Truth   Wit  

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Person   Reason  

It is among uneducated women that we may look for the most confirmed gossips. Goethe tells us there is nothing more frightful than bustling ignorance.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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By theme: Education   Wit   Women  

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
Albert Camus
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By theme: Liberty   Philosophy  

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Behavior   Time  

Character is what nature has engraved in us; can we then efface it?
Voltaire
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By theme: Character  

Wit is a dangerous weapon even to the possessor, if he knows not how to use it discreetly.
Michel de Montaigne
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By theme: Reason   Wit  

He is truly well-bred who knows when to value and when to despise those national peculiarities, which are regarded by some with so much observance; a traveller of taste at once perceives that the wise are polite all the world over, but that fools are polite only at home.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Education  

If you take temptations into account, who is to say that he is better than his neighbor?
William Makepeace Thackeray
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By theme: Feelings   Wit  

Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman`s greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn`t want her.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Wit   Women  

Even a thought, even a possibility, can shatter us and transform us.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Life   Philosophy   Thought  

A female friend, amiable, clever and devoted, is a possession more valuable than parks and palaces; and without such a muse, few men can succeed in life, none be contented.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Friendship   Love   Women  

You live only once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Mae West
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By theme: Life   Wit  

The sweeter the apple, the blacker the core. Scratch a lover and find a foe.
Dorothy Parker
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By theme: Love   Wit  

Never express yourself more clearly than you think.
Niels Bohr
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By theme: Behavior   Science   Thought  

It would be next to impossible to discover a handsome woman who was not also a vain woman.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Beauty   Wit   Women  

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Abraham Lincoln
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By theme: Society   Wit  

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Victor Hugo
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By theme: Wit