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Alas, two men are often necessary to provide a woman with a perfect lover, just as in literature a writer composes a type only by employing the singularities of several similar characters.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Creativity   Love   Men   Women  

I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
Pablo Picasso
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By theme: Art   Creativity  

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Life   Philosophy   Thought  

Language was invented to ask questions.
Eric Hoffer
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues
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By theme: Society  

Silence is deep as eternity; speech is shallow as time.
Thomas Carlyle
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By theme: Thought  

Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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By theme: Marriage   Relations  

A woman has the age she deserves.
Coco Chanel
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By theme: Behavior   Women  

A man who is ignorant of foreign languages is also ignorant of his own language.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Education   Knowledge  

Information is the currency of democracy.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Democracy   Society  

Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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By theme: Morality   Politics   Wit  

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Love   Wisdom  

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Life   Wit  

The hatred of relatives is the most violent.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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By theme: Hatred   Relations  

Chance generally favors the prudent.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Wisdom  

A woman`s guess is much more accurate than a man`s certainty.
Rudyard Kipling
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By theme: Men   Women  

Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, "Lighthouses" as the poet said "erected in the sea of time." They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme: Wisdom  

An inconstant woman is one who is no longer in love; a false woman is one who is already in love with another person; a fickle woman is she who neither knows whom she loves nor whether she loves or not; and the indifferent woman, one who does not love at all.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Love   Women  

Legend - a lie that has attained the dignity of age.
Henry Louis Mencken
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A husband is a plaster that cures all the ills of girlhood.
Moliere
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By theme: Husband   Wit