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All persons are puzzles until at last we find in some word or act the key to the man, to the woman; straightway all their past words and actions lie in light before us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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By theme: Psychology   Relations  

That all men are equal is a proposition, which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.
Aldous Huxley
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By theme: Society  

There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience warm them, and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Creativity   Psychology  

All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butler
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By theme: Life  

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
Dale Carnegie
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By theme: Wisdom  

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: Fashion   Truth  

The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.
Socrates
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By theme: Philosophy   Wisdom  

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Plato
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By theme: Psychology   Relations   Wisdom  

In human affairs, the best stimulus for running ahead is to have something we must run from.
Eric Hoffer
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Teaching is the highest form of understanding.
Aristotle
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By theme: Education   Knowledge  

A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Wisdom  

To accuse others for one`s misfortunes is a sign of want of education; to accuse oneself shows that one`s education has begun; to accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one`s education is complete.
Epictetus
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By theme: Education   Wisdom  

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Elbert Hubbard
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

The waking has one and the same world, the sleeping turn aside each into a world of his own.
Heraclitus
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By theme: Psychology  

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Love  

Better to have loved and lost, than not to have loved at all.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Love  

It is a grave mistake to combine disarmament with peace.
Winston Churchill
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By theme: Politics   Wit  

Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Friendship  

Several sorts of memory exist in us; body and mind each possesses one peculiar to itself. Nostalgia, for instance, is a malady of the physical memory.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Feelings   Psychology