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Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.
Samuel Butler
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By theme: Religion  

The sole cause of man`s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Unhappiness  

From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.
Immanuel Kant
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By theme: Men   Philosophy  

You have to decide even to hesitate.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Politics   Society   State  

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius
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By theme: Beauty   Wisdom  

Fashion is a tyrant from which nothing frees us. We must suit ourselves to its fantastic tastes. But being compelled to live under its foolish laws, the wise man is never the first to follow, nor the last to keep it.
Blaise Pascal
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By theme: Fashion  

Accident is veiled necessity.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Philosophy   Psychology   Wisdom  

Manners form the great charm of women.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Behavior   Women  

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
Aldous Huxley
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By theme: Politics   War  

What often prevents our abandoning ourselves to a single vice is our having more than one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Behavior   Cynicism   Vice  

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Oscar Wilde
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By theme: Society   State  

Nothing flatters a man so much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Happiness   Husband   Wife  

If moderation is a fault then indifference is a crime.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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By theme: Morality   Philosophy   Psychology  

Do not judge and you will never be mistaken.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Henry Ford
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By theme: Business   Success  

I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
George Bernard Shaw
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By theme: Wit  

You have to have a lot of patience to learn patience.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

When the solution is simple, God is answering.
Albert Einstein
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By theme: Science  

Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Psychology   Thought   Vice