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The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother.
Napoleon I
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By theme: Childhood   Destiny  

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Art   Morality  

As vivacity is the gift of woman, gravity is that of man.
Joseph Addison
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By theme: Behavior   Men   Women  

The two most beautiful words in the English language are "cheque enclosed".
Dorothy Parker
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Divorce is probably of nearly the same date as marriage. I believe, however, that marriage is some weeks the more ancient.
Voltaire
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By theme: Humor   Marriage   Wit  

When passion is not fed, it changes to need. At this juncture, marriage becomes a fixed idea in the mind of the bourgeois, being the only means whereby he can win a woman and appropriate her to his uses.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Feelings   Marriage  

We are what we repeatedly do.
Aristotle
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By theme: Philosophy   Psychology  

Most men employ the first part of life to make the other part miserable.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Behavior   Life  

Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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By theme: Conscience   Philosophy   Psychology  

For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Behavior   Husband   Relations   Wife  

Even war is better than a wretched peace.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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By theme: Philosophy   War  

The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is: What does a woman want?
Sigmund Freud
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By theme: Psychology   Women  

What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty is for the most part incommunicable.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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By theme: Knowledge   Psychology  

Beauty? To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning come from nor where it leads to.
Pablo Picasso
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By theme: Art   Beauty   Creativity  

Never hold anyone by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

Winter is not a season, it`s an occupation.
Sinclair Lewis
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By theme: Wit   Work  

Our shortcomings are the eyes with which we see the ideal.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Knowledge   Philosophy   Reason  

All glory comes from daring to begin.
William Shakespeare
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By theme: Behavior  

Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law and without justice.
Aristotle
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By theme: Men   Society  

Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure."
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Culture   Morality