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We will leave this world stupid and evil as we have found it upon our arrival.
Voltaire
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By theme: Evil   Life   Stupidity  

Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.
Kin Hubbard
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By theme: Relations   Wit  

Only great minds can afford a simple style.
Stendhal
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By theme: Art   Creativity  

Husbands are like fires. They go out if left unattended.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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By theme: Husband   Wit  

Marriage must be a relation either sympathy or of conquest.
George Eliot
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By theme: Marriage   Relations  

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Business   Wit  

I am the state. Laws are the sovereigns of sovereigns.
Louis XIV
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By theme: Person   Society  

To marry a woman who you love and who loves you is to lay a wager with her as to who will stop loving the other first.
Albert Camus
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By theme: Love   Marriage   Relations  

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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By theme: Life  

The face of the enemy frightens me only when I see how much it resembles mine.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Wit  

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Life   Psychology   Wisdom  

Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
Thomas Carlyle
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By theme: Beauty   Philosophy   Wisdom  

It is a common phenomenon that just the prettiest girls find it so difficult to get a man.
Heinrich Heine
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By theme: Marriage   Women  

A wife is a gift bestowed upon man to reconcile him to the loss of paradise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Wife   Wit  

Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Vice  

Among fifty percent of your married couples, the husband worries very little about what his wife is doing, provided she is doing all he wishes.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Marriage   Wife   Relations   Husband  

To be deprived of the person we love is happiness in comparison to living with one we hate.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Feelings   Relations  

Love, like a chicken salad a restaurant has, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Love   Wit  

Can you find a man who loves the occupation that provides him with a livelihood? Professions are like marriages; we end by feeling only their inconveniences.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Person   Thought   Wisdom  

To love early and marry late is to hear a lark singing at dawn, and at night to eat it roasted for supper.
Jean Paul Richter
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By theme: Love   Marriage   Wit