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The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
William Somerset Maugham
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By theme: Success  

Women seem to be all right on bargains till it comes to picking out a husband.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Women  

War is like love - it always finds a way.
Bertolt Brecht
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By theme: Love   War  

It is easy to see, hard to foresee.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Wisdom  

Perhaps God chose me to be an atheist?
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Religion   Wit  

No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government.
Socrates
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

A man dies as often as he loses his friends.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Death   Friendship  

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Reason   Thought  

A bluestocking is the scourge of her husband, children, friends, servants, and every one.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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By theme: Behavior   Women  

Occupation alone is happiness.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Happiness  

Women`s virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Women  

Twenty years of romance makes a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage make her something like a public building.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Love   Marriage   Wit   Women  

Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom, which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Wit   Women  

People only see what they are prepared to see.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Knowledge   Psychology  

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
Aldous Huxley
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

The simplification of anything is always sensational.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Society  

No people can be both ignorant and free.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Education   Liberty  

Pleasure can be supported by illusion, but happiness rests upon truth.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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By theme: Happiness   Truth