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Logic is the anatomy of thought.
John Locke
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By theme: Thought  

A man should be taller, older, heavier, uglier and hoarser than his wife.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Men   Wife   Wit  

The classics are only primitive literature. They belong in the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.
Stephen Leacock
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By theme: Humor  

No one is born without vices, and he is the best man who is encumbered with the least.
Horace
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By theme: Vice  

The scandal of the world is what makes the offence; it is not sinful to sin in silence.
Moliere
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By theme: Behavior   Society  

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Thomas A. Edison
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By theme: Behavior   Science  

Between friends there is no need of justice.
Aristotle
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By theme: Friendship   Relations  

Through memory we travel against time, through forgetfulness we follow its course.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Time  

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Abraham Lincoln
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By theme: Behavior  

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

As soon as man seeks to penetrate the secrets of nature - in which nothing is secret and it is but a question of seeing - he realizes that the simple produces the supernatural.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Nature   Philosophy   Wisdom  

It is the theory that decides what we can observe.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Science  

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
John Davison Rockefeller
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By theme: Business   Society  

To whom you betray your secret you sell your liberty.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Liberty   Relations  

Science is what you know; philosophy is what you don`t know.
Bertrand Russell
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By theme: Psychology   Science  

Fidelity, purchased with money, money can destroy.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Money   Relations  

The empire of woman is an empire of softness, of address, of complacency. Her commands are caresses, her menaces are tears.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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By theme: Women  

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Socrates
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By theme: Evil  

In religion and politics people`s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand and without examination.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Friendship