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I do not believe in the immortality of the individual and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Morality   Religion  

Those who talk most about the blessings of marriage and the constancy of its vows are the very people who declare that if the chains were broken and the prisoners were left free to choose, the whole social fabric would fly asunder. You can`t have the argument both ways. If the prisoner is happy, why lock him in? If he is not, why pretend that he is?
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Marriage  

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford
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By theme: Behavior   Business  

You cannot strengthen one by weakening another; and you cannot add to the stature of a dwarf by cutting off the leg of a giant.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

Don`t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly.
Theodore Roosevelt
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By theme: Behavior   Politics  

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Philosophy   War  

Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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By theme: Childhood   Reason  

Wit is that which has been often thought, but never before was well expressed.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Thought   Wit  

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Happiness   Love   Men   Women  

Many people despise wealth, but few know how to give it away.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Wealth  

Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Childhood   Society   Wisdom   Youth  

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley
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By theme: Knowledge   Philosophy   Thought  

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
Samuel Butler
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By theme: Wit  

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
Confucius
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By theme: Behavior   Morality   Wisdom  

Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny.
Heraclitus
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By theme: Behavior   Thought   Person  

Classic: a book people praise but don`t read.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Wit  

It is a golden rule not to judge men by their opinions but rather by what their opinions make of them.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

Be as you wish to seem.
Socrates
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Napoleon Hill
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By theme: Character  

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
Plato
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By theme: Education   Men   Women