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Marriage: A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Humor   Marriage   Wit  

Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Patriotism   Wit  

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Friendship   Relations  

To avoid mistakes and regrets always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Humor   Wife   Wit  

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Politics   Society  

Too elevated qualities often unfit a man for society. We do not go to market with ingots, but with silver and small change.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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By theme: Relations   Society  

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

Taste may change, but inclination never.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Thought  

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.
Albert Camus
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By theme: Philosophy   War  

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well mannered.
Voltaire
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By theme: Society   Stupidity   Success   Wit  

There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more that two hairs, or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.
Michel de Montaigne
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By theme: Philosophy   Thought  

If you are afraid of loneliness, don`t marry.
Anton Chekhov
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By theme: Marriage  

If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Behavior   Reason   Thought  

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Husband   Relations   Wife   Wit  

In individuals insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs it is the rule.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Psychology   Society  

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn`t know.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Humor   Person   Relations   Wit  

If there are quarrels between the parents or if their marriage is unhappy, the ground will be prepared in their children for the severest predisposition to a disturbance of sexual development or to neurotic illness.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Childhood   Psychology   Relations  

As men advance in life, all passions resolve themselves into money. Love, ambition, even poetry, end in this.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Life   Men   Money  

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
Dorothy Parker
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Beauty   Creativity