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Hell is other people.

Jean Paul Sartre

A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone.

Paul Valery

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.

Plato

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.

Albert Camus

All our evil comes from our inability to be alone.

Jean de La Bruyere

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Philip Chesterfield

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.

Miguel de Cervantes

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

Albert Camus

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.

Buddha

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

Heinrich Heine

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Oscar Wilde

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

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it`s their fault.

Henry Kissinger

Among well-bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt of others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence, without interruption, without eagerness for victory, and without any airs of superiority.

David Hume

If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertaking, I have meditated long and have foreseen what might occur. It is not genius where reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by others; it is thought and preparation.

Napoleon

Only strong personalities can endure history, the weak ones are extinguished by it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

Francis Scott-Fitzgerald

The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.

Philip Chesterfield

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

Winston Churchill

Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.

Jean de La Bruyere

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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

Albert Camus

Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.

Benjamin Disraeli

Small minds are much distressed by little things. Great minds see them all but are not upset by them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.

Henry Louis Mencken

There was no great genius without some touch of madness.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Miguel de Cervantes

Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.

Hermann Hesse

A man`s worth has its season, like fruit.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

Aldous Huxley

The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him and pygmy in its proportions when it follows.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Plato

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

A person dishonored is worst than dead.

Miguel de Cervantes

If God had wanted me otherwise, he would have created me otherwise.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

Jean Paul Richter

Questions show the mind`s range, and answers its subtlety.

Joseph Joubert

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.

Andre Gide

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

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a part of good breeding that a man should be polite even to himself.

Jean Paul Richter

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

Voltaire

Big results require big ambitions.

Heraclitus

The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.

Epictetus

Whatever side I take, I know well that I will be blamed.

Louis XIV

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.

Thomas Carlyle

There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect.

Niccolo Machiavelli

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Samuel Johnson

We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If you are lonely when you`re alone, you are in bad company.

Jean Paul Sartre

Men, who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.

Bertrand Russell

Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.

Philip Chesterfield

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.

Miguel de Cervantes

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

Aristotle

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

Hermann Hesse

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn`t learn something from him.

Galileo Galilei

All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Weakness of character is the only defect, which cannot be amended.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find something in them to hang him.

Armand de Richelieu

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.

Aldous Huxley

A man`s character is his fate.

Heraclitus

Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The talkative person is someone who speaks more than he thinks. Someone who thinks a great deal and who talks a great deal is never considered a talkative person.

Joseph Joubert

Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If clothes make the man, then naked men should have little or no impact on society.

Mark Twain

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.

Socrates

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

Theodore Roosevelt

In historic events, the so-called great men are labels giving names to events, and like labels they have but the smallest connection with the event itself.

Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do.

Jean de La Bruyere

Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.

Jean de La Bruyere

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you know what a pessimist is? A person who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.

George Bernard Shaw

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.

George Bernard Shaw

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn`t do.

Henry Ford

If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The rich man despises those who flatter him too much, and hates those who do not flatter him at all.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Every guilty person is his own hangman.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

Has God forgotten all I have done for Him?

Louis XIV

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

Niccolo Machiavelli

He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.

Francis Bacon

If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.

William Makepeace Thackeray

The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.

Friedrich Nietzsche

You are responsible for not only what you say, but also for what you do not say.

Martin Luther

 

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