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He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.
William Shakespeare
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By theme: Art   Creativity  

As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.
Leonardo da Vinci
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By theme: Art   Creativity   Education  

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas A. Edison
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By theme: Men   Success  

It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
Moliere
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology  

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
William Faulkner
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By theme: Wisdom  

Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
Horace
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By theme: Behavior   Feelings  

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
John Paul Getty
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By theme: Behavior   Business  

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Stephen Leacock
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By theme: Business   Money   Wit  

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Pablo Picasso
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By theme: Art   Creativity  

We can refute assertions, but who can refute silence?
Charles Dickens
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By theme: Philosophy   Wit  

A woman does not spend all her time in buying things; she spends part of it in taking them back.
Edgar Watson Howe
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By theme: Wit   Women  

It is difficult to instruct children because of their natural inattention; the true mode, of course, is to first make our modes interesting to them.
John Locke
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By theme: Childhood   Education  

Nothing stings us so bitterly as the loss of money.
Titus Livius
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By theme: Money  

To see things in the seed is genius.
Lao Tzu
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By theme: Person   Philosophy   Wisdom  

Character is not cut in marble; it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing, and may become diseased as our bodies do.
George Eliot
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By theme: Character  

The wisdom of hindsight, so useful to historians and indeed to authors of memoirs, is sadly denied to practicing politicians.
Margaret Thatcher
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By theme: History   Politics   Wisdom  

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Truth   Wisdom  

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
Carl Sandburg
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By theme: Life   Reason  

A character is a completely fashioned will.
Novalis
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By theme: Character  

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
Jean Paul Richter
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By theme: Feelings   Old