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The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don`t have it.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Cynicism   Wit  

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
John Davison Rockefeller
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By theme: Behavior   Wealth  

If a man could half his wishes he would double his troubles.
Benjamin Franklin
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By theme: Wisdom  

The man, who doesn`t read good books, has no advantage over the man who can`t read them.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Knowledge   Wit  

Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity.
Socrates
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By theme: Behavior   Wisdom  

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme: Democracy   Wit  

All wrongdoing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrongdoing remain?
Buddha
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By theme: Morality   Psychology  

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Charles de Gaulle
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By theme: Politics  

Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
Joseph Addison
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By theme: Morality  

A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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By theme: Knowledge   Psychology  

There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Men   Stupidity  

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Ernest Hemingway
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By theme: Psychology   Relations  

Life is simply what our feelings do to us.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Feelings   Life  

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find information upon it.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Knowledge  

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
Francis Scott-Fitzgerald
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By theme: Behavior   Relations   War  

The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things rotten through and through, to avoid.
Titus Livius
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By theme: History  

Political freedom is, or ought to be, the best guaranty for the safety and continuance of spiritual, mental, and civil freedom. It is the combination of numbers to secure the liberty to each one.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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By theme: Liberty   Politics  

The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
Aristotle Onassis
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By theme: Success  

The instability of our tastes is the occasion of the irregularity of our lives.
Stanislaus Leszczynski
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By theme: Life   Psychology  

We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do.
Henry Wheeler Shaw
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By theme: Feelings   Hatred