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The fact that he died does not prove that he lived.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Death   Humor   Life   Wit  

Compassion is the basis of morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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By theme: Morality  

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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By theme: Death   Philosophy   Reason   Wisdom  

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Mark Twain
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By theme: Behavior   Humor   Relations   Wit  

Vices are often habits rather than passions.
Antoine de Rivarol
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By theme: Feelings   Thought   Vice  

The only medicine which does women more good than harm is dress.
Jean Paul Richter
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By theme: Women   Wit  

A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.
Novalis
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By theme: Behavior   Cynicism  

Nothing will be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson
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By theme: Behavior   Work  

Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.
Coco Chanel
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By theme: Behavior   Love   Relations  

A wise man in his house should find a wife gentle and courteous or no wife at all.
Euripides
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By theme: Husband   Wife   Wisdom  

America was not discovered by Americans - shame on them.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
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By theme: Humor   Wit  

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.
Ogden Nash
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By theme: Men   Women  

The reason why so few marriages are happy is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages.
Jonathan Swift
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By theme: Happiness   Marriage  

A mother who is really a mother is never free.
Honore de Balzac
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By theme: Behavior   Liberty   Wisdom  

It is not true that love makes all things easy; it makes us choose what is difficult.
George Eliot
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By theme: Love  

No one ever became thoroughly bad all at once.
Decimus Junius Juvenal
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By theme: Behavior   Character   Person   Psychology  

To the man of thought almost nothing is really ridiculous.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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By theme: Person   Thought  

To lead people, you must follow behind.
Lao Tzu
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By theme: Behavior   Psychology   Relations   Society  

The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life.
Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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By theme: Life   Philosophy   Psychology   Wisdom  

Few persons enjoy real liberty; we are all slaves to ideas or habits.
Alfred de Musset
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By theme: Liberty