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It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.
Abraham Lincoln
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By theme: Behavior  

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo
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By theme: Life   Love  

How bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man`s eyes!
William Shakespeare
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By theme: Feelings   Happiness  

Theory is when we know everything but nothing works. Praxis is when everything works but we do not know why. We always end up by combining theory with praxis: nothing works and we do not know why.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Humor   Science   Wit  

The man who listens to reason is lost: reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Humor   Reason   Wit  

Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Feelings   Love   Relations  

How much money is enough? Just a little more than you have.
John Davison Rockefeller
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By theme: Business   Money  

A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Democracy   Liberty  

It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won`t go.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Reason  

One was never married and that`s his hell; another is, and that`s his plague.
Robert Burton
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By theme: Marriage  

Talent, taste, wit, good sense are very different things, but by no means incompatible. Between good sense and good taste there exists the same difference as between cause and effect, and between wit and talent there is the same proportion as between a whole and its parts.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Reason   Wisdom  

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Education   Knowledge  

Language is the dress of thought.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Thought  

In free society art is not a weapon. Artists are not engineers of the soul.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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By theme: Art   Liberty   Society  

Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service.
Socrates
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By theme: War   Philosophy   Wealth  

Success is the child of audacity.
Benjamin Disraeli
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By theme: Success   Thought  

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can`t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can`t sleep with the window open.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Marriage   Men   Relations   Wit   Women  

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Behavior   Society  

Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Morality   Psychology  

Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Confucius
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Relations