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Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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By theme: Truth  

We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
Albert Camus
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Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Cynic: A blackguard who sees things as they are, not as they should be.
Ambrose Bierce
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The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Albert Einstein
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We mingle in society not so much to meet others as to escape ourselves.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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To endeavor to forget anyone is a certain way of thinking of nothing else.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Reason  

Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

One insult pocketed soon produces another.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

I do not believe such a quality as chance exists. Every incident that happens must be a link in a chain.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Philosophy   Reason   Thought  

Sex is emotion in motion.
Mae West
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Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
Henry Brooks Adams
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To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.
Stanislaus Leszczynski
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Idleness is the parent of psychology.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Psychology  

Remember Talleyrand`s advice, "If you are in doubt whether to write a letter or not, don`t!" The advice applies to many doubts in life besides that of letter writing.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Psychology   Wisdom  

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Kahlil Gibran
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

The road to the heart is the ear.
Voltaire
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By theme: Feelings  

Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.
George Bernard Shaw
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Poverty, labor and calamity are not without their luxuries, which the rich, the indolent and the fortunate in vain seek for.
William Hazlitt
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The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo
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By theme: Happiness   Life   Love