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Whatever happens to you, it will previously have happened to everyone you know, only more so.
Victor Hugo
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By theme: Knowledge   Wisdom  

There are very few honest friends - the demand is not particularly great.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Cynicism   Friendship  

Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.
Joseph Joubert
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By theme: Feelings   Person   Psychology   Reason  

It isn`t tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it`s separating himself from all the others.
Helen Rowland
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By theme: Men   Relations   Wit   Women  

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
Socrates
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By theme: Behavior   Childhood   History   Youth  

We can be knowledgeable with other men`s knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men`s wisdom.
Michel de Montaigne
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By theme: Knowledge   Wisdom  

Women are extreme in all points. They are better or worse than men.
Jean de La Bruyere
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By theme: Men   Women  

Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Feelings   Religion  

Make no small plans for they have not the power to stir men`s blood.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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By theme: Behavior   Knowledge   Wisdom  

However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think they speak to us more sincerely than to others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Psychology   Relations   Thought  

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
Mae West
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
Francis Bacon
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By theme: Philosophy   Psychology   Wisdom  

Philosophy easily triumphs over past and future evils, but present evils triumph over philosophy.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Philosophy  

I love my country too much to be a nationalist.
Albert Camus
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By theme: Patriotism  

Man appoints and God disappoints.
Miguel de Cervantes
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By theme: Wisdom  

Every man`s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Samuel Butler
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By theme: Art   Creativity   Psychology   Wisdom  

Success makes some crimes honorable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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By theme: Success  

It is inconceivable how much wit it requires to avoid being ridiculous.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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By theme: Behavior   Wit  

Our liberty depends on freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme: Democracy   Liberty   Society  

One thought cannot awake without awakening others.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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By theme: Thought