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The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.

Joseph Conrad

All of us do not have the same talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.

John F. Kennedy

An eminent reputation is as dangerous as a bad one.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Can you imagine the woman who would let her lover tell her tales for 1001 nights?

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

People change and forget to tell each other.

Lillian Hellman

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

Joseph Joubert

It is by women that nature writes on the hearts of men.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

Aesop

Diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he will look forward to making the trip.

Jean Cocteau

There is only one thing in the world that is worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde

The trouble with being punctual is that there`s nobody there to appreciate it.

Franklin P. Jones

Politeness is one of those advantages, which we never estimate rightly but by the inconvenience of its loss.

Samuel Johnson

There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.

Eric Hoffer

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

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.

George Santayana

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

Elbert Hubbard

Creditors have better memories than debtors.

Benjamin Franklin

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn`t a sign that they "don`t understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.

Helen Rowland

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.

Aesop

He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows.

Thomas Fuller

After a few years of marriage, a man can look right at a woman without seeing her and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him.

Helen Rowland

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can man or woman choose duties? No more than they can choose their birthplace, or their father and mother.

George Eliot

Politeness is organized indifference.

Paul Valery

The only way a woman can ever reform her husband is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life.

Oscar Wilde

When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands.

Henry Louis Mencken

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia - to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

Henry Louis Mencken

A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - sit still and ignore him and he`ll come purring at your feet.

Helen Rowland

Men have to have friends even in hell.

Miguel de Cervantes

We always get bored with those whom we bore.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity.

Honore de Balzac

A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth - and endures all the rest.

Helen Rowland

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.

Rudyard Kipling

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

Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.

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

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

No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.

Edgar Watson Howe

Of every ten persons who talk about you, nine will say something bad, and the tenth will say something good in a bad way.

Antoine de Rivarol

Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.

George Bernard Shaw

Men always want to be a woman`s first love - women like to be a man`s last romance.

Oscar Wilde

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her - when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?

Helen Rowland

Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more.

Nicolas de Chamfort

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

Rudyard Kipling

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other`s little failings.

Jean de La Bruyere

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won`t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.

Helen Rowland

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

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

The early months of marriage often are times of critical tumult, - whether that of a shrimp pool or of deeper water, - which afterwards subside into cheerful peace.

George Eliot

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.

Stephen Leacock

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

Marriage is a fight to the death. Before contracting it, the two parties concerned implore the benediction of Heaven because to promise to love each other forever is the rashest of enterprises.

Honore de Balzac

If the art of conversation stood a little higher we would have a lower birthrate.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Before a marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you`ve said; after marriage, he`ll fall asleep before you finish saying it.

Helen Rowland

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel de Montaigne

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

Jules Renard

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

Benjamin Disraeli

The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.

Philip Chesterfield

A husband who submits to his wife`s yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman`s influence ought to be entirely concealed.

Honore de Balzac

No one loves the man whom he fears.

Aristotle

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The way to hold a husband is to keep him a little jealous; the way to lose him is to keep him a little more jealous.

Henry Louis Mencken

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.

Martin Luther

Rudeness is the weak man`s imitation of strength.

Eric Hoffer

If you`d know the value of money, go and borrow some.

Benjamin Franklin

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

George Bernard Shaw

For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

I am very fond of the company of ladies. I like their beauty, I like their delicacy, I like their vivacity, and I like their silence.

Samuel Johnson

I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.

Blaise Pascal

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

Plutarch

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

Honore de Balzac

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

Charles de Gaulle

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies; but a handsome fool is irresistible.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Divorces are made in heaven.

Oscar Wilde

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

In the duel of sex woman fights from a dreadnought and man from an open raft.

Henry Louis Mencken

Jests that give pains are no jests.

Miguel de Cervantes

Noble hearts are neither jealous nor afraid because jealousy spells doubt and fear spells pettiness.

Honore de Balzac

Uncommon expressions are a disfigurement rather than an embellishment of discourse.

David Hume

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

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time.

Jean Rostand

Men who marry wives very much superior to themselves are not so truly husbands to their wives as they are unawares made slaves to their position.

Plutarch

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

Wilson Mizner

A bachelor has to have inspiration for making love to a woman, a married man needs only an excuse.

Helen Rowland

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

Long engagements give people the opportunity of finding out each other`s character before marriage, which is never advisable.

Oscar Wilde

A lover teaches a wife all her husband has kept from her.

Honore de Balzac

When a man makes a woman his wife, it`s the highest compliment he can pay her, and it`s usually the last.

Helen Rowland

Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.

George Sand

The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.

Kin Hubbard

No one will ever win the battle of the sexes; there`s too much fraternizing with the enemy.

Henry Kissinger

Friendship, love, and piety ought to be handled with a sort of mysterious secrecy; they ought to be spoken of only in the rare moments of perfect confidence, to be mutually understood in silence. Many things are too delicate to be thought; many more, to be spoken.

Novalis

We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.

William Somerset Maugham

Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

If anyone accuses me of contradicting myself, I reply: because I have been wrong once, or several times, I don`t intend to be wrong forever.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

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

Louis XIV

A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.

Andre Maurois

Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.

Arthur Schopenhauer

There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.

Eric Hoffer

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

Martin Luther

Lord, protect me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies.

Voltaire

Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together; every moment fresh reasons are found for loving or hating better.

Honore de Balzac

Don`t talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.

Wilson Mizner

Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.

Joseph Addison

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.

Henry Louis Mencken

The average value of conversations could be enormously improved by the constant use of four simple words: "I do not know".

Andre Maurois

It is because of men that women dislike each other.

Jean de La Bruyere

A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation.

Bertrand Russell

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.

Aristotle

Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he`s in love with her.

Agatha Christie

The most disagreeable thing that your worst enemy says to your face does not approach what your best friends say behind your back.

Alfred de Musset

Love, as a relation between men and women, was ruined by the desire to make sure of the legitimacy of children.

Bertrand Russell

I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Honest men love women; those who deceive them adore them.

Pierre Auguste Caron de Beaumarchais

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The more you judge, the less you love.

Honore de Balzac

Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.

Otto von Bismarck

Woman is a vulgar animal from whom man has created an excessively beautiful ideal.

Gustave Flaubert

Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.

Louis XIV

Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them.

Ogden Nash

Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others will in general please them in you.

Philip Chesterfield

Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can`t be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time.

Helen Rowland

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Gustav Jung

A good listener is usually thinking about something else.

Kin Hubbard

Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.

Philip Chesterfield

If we suspect that a man is lying, we should pretend to believe him; for then he becomes bold and assured, lies more vigorously, and is unmasked.

Arthur Schopenhauer

There is nothing, which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.

Joseph Addison

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

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

I love treason but hate a traitor.

Julius Caesar

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.

Andre Gide

There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.

Anatole France

We must respect the other fellow`s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

Henry Louis Mencken

We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealing with men.

Joseph Conrad

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn`t part of ourselves doesn`t disturb us.

Hermann Hesse

In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.

Aesop

Women like silent men. They think they`re listening.

Marcel Achard

I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

Ogden Nash

Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.

Paul Valery

Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.

Jean Rostand

He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.

Francis Bacon

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.

Helen Rowland

We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

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