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Study the past if you would divine the future.
Confucius
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By theme : Wisdom  

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Erich Seligmann Fromm
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By theme : Love     Psychology     Wisdom  

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
George Santayana
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Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
George Santayana
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Every man is guilty of all the good he didn`t do.
Voltaire
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By theme : Thought     Wisdom  

If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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Wisdom consists of knowing how to distinguish the nature of trouble, and in choosing the lesser evil.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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If there is no God, everything is permitted.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
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The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
George Orwell
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If people cannot attack the idea, they attack the thinker.
Paul Valery
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Were it not for imagination, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as a duchess.
Samuel Johnson
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Good taste comes more from the judgment than from the mind.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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It is much easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy the rest.
Nicolas de Chamfort
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The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
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By theme : Men     Wisdom  

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Samuel Johnson
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Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent.
Bertrand Russell
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Hope for pleasure is almost as enjoyable as the pleasure itself.
William Shakespeare
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It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
Benjamin Franklin
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Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
Dwight David Eisenhower
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Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu
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By theme : Philosophy     Psychology     Wisdom