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Every nation ridicules other nations - and all are right.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme: Relations  

We must act out passion before we can feel it.
Jean Paul Sartre
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By theme: Feelings   Thought  

Do not be embarrassed by your mistakes. Nothing can teach us better than our understanding of them. This is one of the best ways of self-education.
Thomas Carlyle
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By theme: Education  

Great thoughts always come from the heart.
Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues
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By theme: Feelings   Thought  

There is no national science just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science.
Anton Chekhov
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By theme: Science  

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
George Orwell
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By theme: Liberty   Wit  

Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
George Santayana
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By theme: Wisdom  

I know nothing about sex, because I was always married.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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By theme: Marriage   Wit  

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
Philip Chesterfield
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Nothing can come of nothing.
William Shakespeare
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By theme: Creativity   Philosophy  

Man makes holy what he believes, as he makes beautiful what he loves.
Josef Ernest Renan
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By theme: Love   Men   Religion  

I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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By theme: Work  

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
Kurt Vonnegut
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By theme: Behavior   Feelings  

We are sinful not merely because we have eaten of the tree of knowledge, but also because we have not eaten of the tree of life.
Franz Kafka
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Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
Aesop
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It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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By theme: Life  

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience.
Laurence Johnston Peter
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By theme: Education   Wit  

For those to whom much is given, much is required.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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By theme: Society   Wealth  

Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.
Robert Burton
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By theme: Destiny   Marriage  

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Thomas Paine
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By theme: Character   Relations