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As was his language so was his life.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Life  

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
George Orwell
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By theme: Behavior   Feelings  

The man who says "I may be wrong, but -" does not believe there can be any such possibility.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

We touch heaven when we lay our hand on a human body.
Novalis
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By theme: Wisdom  

Poverty is the test of civility and the touchstone of friendship.
William Hazlitt
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Politeness is better than logic. You can often persuade when you cannot convince.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Wit  

A friend in power is a friend lost.
Henry Brooks Adams
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By theme: Friendship  

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Humor  

Politeness has been defined to be artificial good-nature; but we may affirm, with much greater propriety, that good-nature is natural politeness.
Stanislaus Leszczynski
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By theme: Morality   Wisdom  

The best ideas are common property.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Society   Thought  

Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

A man`s library is a sort of harem.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

When two men quarrel, who owns the cooler head is the more to blame.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent Van Gogh
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By theme: Behavior   Life  

You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.
Dale Carnegie
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By theme: Behavior   Business  

Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Behavior  

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot
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By theme: Wit  

Nothing moves more quickly than scandal.
Titus Livius
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By theme: Society  

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Humor  

To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know?
Socrates
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By theme: Death   Philosophy