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"A husband is what's left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted." Marriage 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"An unexamined life is not worth living." Philosophy 4.6 avg (239 votes)
"As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will; he will be sure to repent it." Marriage 4.8 avg (10 votes)
"Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live." Food 4.0 avg (6 votes)
"Beauty is a short-lived tyranny." Beauty 4.7 avg (18 votes)
"Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers." Children 4.9 avg (17 votes)
"Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty." Money 4.9 avg (22 votes)
"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil." Truth & Lies 3.5 avg (8 votes)
"He is richest who is content with the least." Money 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have." Money 4.7 avg (19 votes)
"I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again." Miscellaneous 4.4 avg (14 votes)
"If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it." Money 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart." Miscellaneous 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"Let him that would move the world first move himself." Motivation & Goals 4.9 avg (20 votes)
"My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not you'll become a philosopher." Marriage, Philosophy 4.8 avg (28 votes)
"One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing." Knowledge 4.8 avg (80 votes)
"Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity." Miscellaneous 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be." Virtue 4.6 avg (13 votes)
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." Wisdom 4.9 avg (122 votes)

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