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If a proud man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is that he keeps his at the same time.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Relations   Society  

We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn't wish to be.
Jean Rostand
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By theme: Behavior   Feelings   Psychology  

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
Thomas Carlyle
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By theme: Lie   Society   Thought  

The greatest hardship of poverty is that it tends to make men ridiculous.
Decimus Junius Juvenal
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By theme: Wealth  

Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes; but few have the gift of penetration.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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By theme: Knowledge   Psychology   Wisdom  

Watch out you don`t get crushed under somebody else`s wheel of fortune.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Not cohabitation but consensus constitutes marriage.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Marriage  

Nature reacts not only to physical disease, but also to moral weakness; when the danger increases, she gives us greater courage.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Nature  

An opinion may be controverted; a prejudice, never.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Thought   Wisdom  

Hatred is a settled anger.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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By theme: Hatred  

Among even the happiest married couples there are always moments of regret.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Marriage  

All thinking men are atheists.
Ernest Hemingway
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By theme: Religion   Thought  

A man dishonored is worse than dead.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Behavior   Person  

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
Anatole France
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By theme: Humor  

Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery
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By theme: Love   Stupidity  

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Humor   Men   Wit   Women  

The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Psychology   Thought   Wisdom  

Wives are young men`s mistresses, companions for middle age and old men`s nurses.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Wife  

I like restraint, if it doesn`t go too far.
Mae West
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By theme: Humor   Relations   Wit  

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
Aldous Huxley
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By theme: Behavior   Relations   Wisdom