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What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

Thomas Paine

Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.

Mark Twain

There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Chastity: the most unnatural of the sexual perversions.

Aldous Huxley

It`s not dying for faith that is so hard, it`s living up to it.

William Makepeace Thackeray

The general remedy of those who are uneasy without knowing the cause is change of place.

Samuel Johnson

Dress changes the manners.

Voltaire

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that`s the essence of inhumanity.

George Bernard Shaw

There are several good precautions against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.

Mark Twain

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

Napoleon

He can who thinks he can, and he can`t who thinks he can`t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.

Pablo Picasso

I don`t think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness - to save oneself trouble.

Agatha Christie

No man can understand why a woman shouldn`t prefer a good reputation to a good time.

Marcel Achard

No one ever became thoroughly bad all at once.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

It is the rule of rules, and the general law of all laws, that every person should observe those of the place where he is.

Michel de Montaigne

A man who is ?of sound mind? is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.

Paul Valery

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Plato

Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.

Buddha

A yawn is a silent shout.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is nothing so unready as readiness of wit.

Antoine de Rivarol

The hatred of those who are near to us is most violent.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.

Philip Chesterfield

If you haven`t seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven`t seen her smile her prettiest.

Kin Hubbard

Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

If you can`t answer a man`s argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.

Elbert Hubbard

We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.

Jean de La Bruyere

It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.

Anatole France

It is easier to stay out than get out.

Mark Twain

It is unmistakable madness to live in poverty only to die rich.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Winston Churchill

Love and work have the virtues of making a man pretty indifferent to anything else.

Honore de Balzac

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or "get rich" in business by being a conformist.

John Paul Getty

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.

John Locke

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Mark Twain

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

Confucius

Married men are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not.

Oscar Wilde

Good breeding consists in having no particular mark of any profession, but a general elegance of manners.

Samuel Johnson

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.

Bertrand Russell

Never expect women to be sincere, so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.

George Bernard Shaw

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

John Davison Rockefeller

The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked.

Napoleon Hill

Society is divided into two classes: the shearers and the shorn. We should always be with the former against the latter.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

You can pretend to be serious; you can`t pretend to be witty.

Sacha Guitry

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

Aristotle

Politeness is organized indifference.

Paul Valery

There is only one proof of ability - action.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Don`t be a snob. Never lie when the truth is more profitable.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person three or four times.

Helen Rowland

Vice is perhaps a desire to learn everything.

Honore de Balzac

All our evil comes from our inability to be alone.

Jean de La Bruyere

To be prepared is half the victory.

Miguel de Cervantes

Action is the last refuge of those who cannot dream.

Oscar Wilde

We always get bored with those whom we bore.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.

Honore de Balzac

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Socrates

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

Napoleon

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

Buddha

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

Joseph Addison

The majority of women have no principles of their own; they are guided by the heart, and depend for their own conduct, upon that of the men they love.

Jean de La Bruyere

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

Henry Ford

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to be.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If you begin by sacrificing yourself to those you love, you will end by hating those to whom you have sacrificed yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.

Napoleon

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you`ll make one.

Elbert Hubbard

Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us. Friedrich Nietzsche

The secret of being tiresome is in telling everything.

Voltaire

It`s only the boring who are bored.

William Somerset Maugham

Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel the steadiness of your resentment.

Philip Chesterfield

The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love those whom we admire.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Every blue-stocking will remain a spinster as long as there are sensible men on the earth.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities, which he does not possess.

Samuel Johnson

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin

A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that`s your nature, but don`t lend it to your neighbors.

Rudyard Kipling

Do not wait; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. Napoleon Hill

He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. Thomas Paine

The secret of success is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

Benjamin Disraeli

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.

Thomas Fuller

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Albert Einstein

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell the truth.

Oscar Wilde

If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.

Philip Chesterfield

An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.

Thomas Jefferson

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

Buddha

One principal part of good breeding is to suit our behavior to the three several degrees of men: our superiors, our equals, and those below us.

Johnathan Swift

Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything.

William Shakespeare

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

Albert Camus

To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy.

Winston Churchill

What is a rebel? A man who says no.

Albert Camus

It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he ceases to be loved.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.

Henry Kissinger

If you are afraid of being lonely, don`t try to be right.

Jules Renard

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

Napoleon

Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar.

Jerome K. Jerome

There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.

Louis XIV

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.

Albert Camus

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.

Oscar Wilde

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

Thomas Fuller

He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.

Michel de Montaigne

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde

The surest way to remain poor is to be honest.

Napoleon

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

Aristotle

He who lives without folly is not so wise as he imagines.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.

Samuel Butler

Tell me what company you keep and I`ll tell you what you are.

Miguel de Cervantes

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.

Alighieri Dante

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.

Robert Burton

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.

Blaise Pascal

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

Mark Twain

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

Napoleon

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.

Henry Louis Mencken

Rudeness is the weak man`s imitation of strength.

Eric Hoffer

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Bertrand Russell

Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Opportunity is missed by most people, because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas A. Edison

A delicacy of taste is favorable to love and friendship, by confining our choice to few people, and making us indifferent to the company and conversation of the greater part of men. David Hume

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a big ship.

Benjamin Franklin

True bravery is to do without witnesses what one might be capable of doing before all the world!

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.

John Paul Getty

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

Plato

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.

Plutarch

To know how to wait is the great secret of success.

Joseph de Maistre

Marriage is a science; never begin marriage by a rape.

Honore de Balzac

He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.

Thomas Fuller

There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.

Charles de Gaulle

Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.

Joseph Addison

Men willingly believe what they wish.

Julius Caesar

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

One should forgive one`s enemies, but not before they are hanged.

Heinrich Heine

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Don`t give a woman advice; one should never give a woman anything she can`t wear in the evening.

Oscar Wilde

Many young persons believe themselves natural when they are only impolite and coarse.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Jests that give pains are no jests.

Miguel de Cervantes

Silence is not always tact, and it is tact that is golden, not silence.

Samuel Butler

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.

Andre Gide

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

Voltaire

How can we expect another to keep our secret if we cannot keep it ourselves?

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything, which reaches beyond their own understanding.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Our misdeeds are easily forgotten when they are known only to ourselves.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It destroys one`s nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.

Benjamin Disraeli

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half-shut afterwards.

Benjamin Franklin

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.

Jean Paul Richter

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.

Eric Hoffer

To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much impossible.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.

George Sand

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

Oscar Wilde

Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.

Agatha Christie

The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

He who can govern a woman can govern a nation.

Honore de Balzac

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.

Anatole France

Any man under 30 who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over 30 who is not a conservative has no brains.

Winston Churchill

Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his mind.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The love of justice in most men is only the fear of themselves suffering by injustice.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

No man would listen to you talk if he didn`t know it was his turn next.

Edgar Watson Howe

Excessive hatred brings us down below the level of those we hate.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is a rule of manners to avoid exaggeration.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.

Voltaire

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.

Helen Rowland

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.

Benjamin Franklin

People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt.

Otto von Bismarck

All the women in the world would not make me lose an hour.

Napoleon

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far.

Jean Cocteau

To be an ideal guest, stay at home.

Edgar Watson Howe

Big results require big ambitions.

Heraclitus

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Elbert Hubbard

It is not possible now to keep a young gentleman from vice by a total ignorance of it, unless you will all his life mew him up in a closet and never let him go into company.

John Locke

Too clever is dumb.

Ogden Nash

 

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