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A hen is only an egg`s way of making another egg.
Samuel Butler
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By theme: Wit  

It is not certain that everything is uncertain.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Knowledge   Thought   Wisdom  

Our globe discovers its bidden virtues, not only in heroes and arch-angels, but in gossips and nurses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Life   Wisdom  

If the facts don`t fit the theory, change the facts.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Science   Wit  

Women are much more alike than men; they have, in truth, but two passions, vanity and love; these are their universal characteristics.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Behavior   Men   Women  

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Creativity  

Finality is not the language of politics.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Politics   Relations  

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
Henry Brooks Adams
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By theme: Life   Philosophy   Wisdom  

The devil is the father of lies, but he neglected to patent the idea, and the business now suffers from competition.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Lie   Wit  

Acquaintance: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
Ambrose Bierce
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By theme: Wit  

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau
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By theme: Wealth   Wit  

Pain is the outcome of sin.
Buddha
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By theme: Philosophy   Religion  

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Life   War  

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
Otto von Bismarck
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By theme: Behavior   Politics  

One can find women who have never had a love affair but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Women  

A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Behavior   Men  

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision, which the nature of the subject admits, and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.
Aristotle
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By theme: Education   Knowledge  

Women and young men are very apt to tell what secrets they know from the vanity of having been intrusted.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Wit