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The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Wit  

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice Doggie!" till you can find a bigger stick.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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By theme: Politics  

We think very few people sensible except those who are of our opinion.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Reason  

Woman understands children better than man does, but man is more childlike than woman.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Men   Women  

The proper study of mankind is woman.
Henry Brooks Adams
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By theme: Women  

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

A thing is not necessarily right because a man dies for it.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Wit  

Only a man who has loved a woman of genius can appreciate what happiness there is in loving a fool.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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By theme: Love   Wit   Women  

Women are more sensual than men, but know less about their sensuality.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Feelings   Men   Women  

A man`s face is his autobiography. A woman`s face is her work of fiction.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Men   Wit   Women  

The simple, rude and primitive force of perseverance is the uncrowned queen of the world of will.
Henry Ford
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By theme: Character  

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Education   Thought  

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Money  

The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.
Dorothy Parker
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Riches seldom make their owners rich.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Wealth  

Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always noble.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Behavior   Love  

The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Behavior   Wit  

Egotist. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me.
Ambrose Bierce
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By theme: Egoism   Humor   Wit  

Sometimes people don`t want to hear the truth because they don`t want their illusions destroyed.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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By theme: Truth