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Marriage is the operation by which a woman`s vanity and a man`s egotism are extracted without an anesthetic.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Marriage   Men   Women  

Life is a mirror, if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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By theme: Life   Philosophy  

Ambition is not a vice of little people.
Michel de Montaigne
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By theme: Character   Person   Vice  

Present opportunities are not to be neglected; they rarely visit us twice.
Voltaire
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By theme: Behavior   Thought   Wisdom  

Love seizes on us suddenly, without giving warning, and our disposition or our weakness favors the surprise; one look, one glance from the fair, fixes and determines us. Friendship, on the contrary, is a long time forming; it is of slow growth, through many trials and months of familiarity.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Friendship   Love  

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
Albert Camus
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By theme: Person   Philosophy  

Do I have no soul as punishment for not believing in the soul?
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Religion   Wit  

It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme: Truth   Wisdom  

In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people.
Andre Maurois
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By theme: Art   Love  

There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.
Henry David Thoreau
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By theme: Marriage  

Everyone is more or less mad on one point.
Rudyard Kipling
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By theme: Person  

Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.
Thomas Carlyle
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By theme: Person   Psychology  

Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
Luis XVIII
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By theme: Behavior   Relations  

Everyone is born sincere and die deceiver.
Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues
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By theme: Death   Life  

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
William Somerset Maugham
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By theme: Love  

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.
Philip Chesterfield
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By theme: Knowledge   Psychology   Thought  

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer.
Henry Kissinger
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By theme: Behavior   Wit  

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
Jean Cocteau
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By theme: Death   Life  

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
Lao Tzu
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By theme: Politics   Psychology  

What is opportunity to the man who can`t use it? An unfecundated egg, which the waves of time wash away into nonentity.
George Eliot
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By theme: Behavior   Thought