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

Thomas Paine

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Samuel Johnson

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

Aristotle

The same vices, which are huge and insupportable in others, we do not feel in ourselves.

Jean de La Bruyere

A pessimist is one who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.

Elbert Hubbard

Writing is closer to thinking than to speaking.

Joseph Joubert

One mustn`t look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us.

Gustave Flaubert

The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.

Mark Twain

No one ever became thoroughly bad all at once.

Decimus Junius Juvenal

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

Buddha

Style is the dress of thoughts.

Philip Chesterfield

A man`s true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others.

Paul Valery

Circumstances do not make the man; they merely reveal him to himself.

Epictetus

A yawn is a silent shout.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

They understand but little who understands only what can be explained.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.

Sigmund Freud

Will minus intellect constitutes vulgarity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.

Albert Camus

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

Jean de La Bruyere

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

John Locke

Grace is the outcome of inward harmony.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

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

Confucius

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

Carl Gustav Jung

An aura as "a visible soul".

Joseph Joubert

Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

To be prepared is half the victory.

Miguel de Cervantes

We always get bored with those whom we bore.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Miguel de Cervantes

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.

Blaise Pascal

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

Albert Camus

Things forbidden have a secret charm.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The soul never thinks without a picture.

Aristotle

The qualities, which a man seeks in his beloved, are those characteristics of his own soul, whether he knows it or not.

Plato

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The young leading the young, is like the blind leading the blind; "they will both fall into the ditch".

Philip Chesterfield

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

Napoleon

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

The secret of being tiresome is in telling everything.

Voltaire

We do not judge the people we love.

Jean Paul Sartre

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

Thomas Fuller

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

Oscar Wilde

Politeness is the art of bearing boredom without being bored.

Joseph Joubert

You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.

Joseph Conrad

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.

Arthur Conan Doyle

The authority of those who teach is very often a hindrance to those who wish to learn.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing is great or little otherwise than by comparison.

Johnathan Swift

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

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

Joseph Addison

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

Everyone hears only what he understands.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.

Blaise Pascal

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

Jean de La Bruyere

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

Jules Renard

Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid.

Kin Hubbard

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Benjamin Disraeli

The man with toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing at all.

Oscar Wilde

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

Little things console us because little things afflict us.

Blaise Pascal

Very few of us are what we seem.

Agatha Christie

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.

Robert Burton

Tolerance is another word for indifference.

William Somerset Maugham

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

Blaise Pascal

Rudeness is the weak man`s imitation of strength.

Eric Hoffer

Beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only the shallow people who do not judge by appearance.

Oscar Wilde

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

John Paul Getty

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.

Agatha Christie

Men willingly believe what they wish.

Julius Caesar

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.

Jules Henri Poincare

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.

Eric Hoffer

I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.

Wilson Mizner

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there`s more reason to fear than to hope.

Miguel de Cervantes

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

Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood.

Carl Gustav Jung

Much learning does not teach understanding.

Heraclitus

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

Albert Camus

 

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