"The trouble with foreign languages is, you have to think before your speak."


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"I know too much to be a sceptic and too little to be a dogmatist."

Pierre Bayle
Pierre Bayle "Historical and Critical Dictionary"

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"Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies."


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"Gravity always wins."


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"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."


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"Socialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion."


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"Find purpose, the means will follow."


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"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "Unpopular Essays"

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"Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Collected Essays"

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"The increase in wisdom can be measured precisely by the decrease in bile."


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"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us."


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"Biography should be written by an acute enemy."


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"The future is much like the present, only longer."


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"One enemy is too much."


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"True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen."


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"We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners."


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"Beggars cant be choosers."


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"We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all."


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"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance."


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"Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time."


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"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things."


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"Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state."

Cesare Pavese
Cesare Pavese "The Burning Brand: Diaries 1935-1950"

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"Fish begins to stink at the head."


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"In time of war, the devil makes more room in hell."


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"Happiness consists of three things: someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience."


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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."


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"Great minds have purposes, others have wishes."


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"Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends."


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"What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight."


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"It doesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses."


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"Perfume; Any smell that is used to drown a worse one."

Elbert Green Hubbard
Elbert Green Hubbard "The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard"

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"Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success."


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"Conscious faith is freedom. Emotional faith is slavery. Mechanical faith is foolishness."


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"Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it."


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"Where friendship is, there is one's homeland."


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"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."


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"Life is a grindstone, and whether it grinds a man down or polishes him up depends on what he is made of."


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"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."


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"Conviction is the conscience of intellect."


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"I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing ladies hands - after all, one must start somewhere."


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"Everyone has the same God; only people differ."


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"I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President."


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"I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered when I do not know others."


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"Plans are useless but planning is indispensable."


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"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."


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"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."


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"Knowledge is consciousness of reality. Reality is the sum of the laws that govern nature and of the causes from which they flow."

Egyptian Proverbs (from ancient temple)
Egyptian Proverbs (from ancient temple)

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"Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity."


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