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Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Life   Wit  

Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Love   Philosophy  

Languages are the pedigree of nations.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Culture   Society  

Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Money  

Woman begins by resisting a man`s advances and ends by blocking his retreat.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Wit   Women  

The one who can give the consumer the best quality at lower prices, will certainly be at the head of the industry, no matter what goods he produces. This is an immutable law.
Henry Ford
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By theme: Business  

Nature encourages no looseness, pardons no errors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Nature  

Wealthy people who have no convictions are more dangerous in modern society than the poor women who have no morals.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Wealth  

The present is never a happy state to any human being.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Happiness   Time  

Grace imitates modesty, as politeness imitates kindness.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his.
Franklin Pierce Jones
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By theme: Friendship   Relations   Success  

Beware of women who do not hide their age. A woman who reveals her age is capable of anything.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Humor   Wit   Women  

A woman in love will forgive a big indiscretion, but not a little infidelity.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Love  

It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

Force made the first slaves; their cowardice perpetuated slavery.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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By theme: Society  

The perfect love affair is one, which is conducted entirely by post.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Love   Wit  

It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love long, where it really is, nor to counterfeit it long, where it is not.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Love  

Most women are so artificial that art leaves them indifferent.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Art   Wit   Women