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Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
Marcus Aurelius - MeditationsTranslations available
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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
ConfuciusTranslations available
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If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there.”
Lewis CarrollTranslations available
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If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there.

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Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves and impossible to find it elsewhere.”
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et penséesTranslations available
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In all things it is better to hope than to despair.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Torquato TassoTranslations available
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;”
Leo TolstoyTranslations available
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A great part of progress consists in the desire to make progress.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad LuciliumTranslations available
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It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.”
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the WoodsTranslations available
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All of us harbour in ourselves hidden gardens and plantations;”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful ScienceTranslations available
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The language of truth is simple.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad LuciliumTranslations available
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Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les CaractèresTranslations available
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The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and MaximsTranslations available
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Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.”
Vincent Willem van Gogh - Letters to TheoTranslations available
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The stars of your destiny are in your heart.”
Friedrich SchillerTranslations available
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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral MaximsTranslations available
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Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
VoltaireTranslations available
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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
Francis BaconTranslations available
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To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.”
René Descartes - Principles of PhilosophyTranslations available
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
Simone de BeauvoirTranslations available
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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.”
Immanuel Kant - Groundwork of the Metaphysic of MoralsTranslations available
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Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely.”
Simone de BeauvoirTranslations available
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Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely.

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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.”
Voltaire - Philosophical DictionaryTranslations available
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”
Michel de Montaigne - EssaysTranslations available
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Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.”
Nelson MandelaTranslations available
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When you are happy, there is still much to be done: to comfort others.”
Jules RenardTranslations available
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Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.”
Abbé PierreTranslations available
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.”
Nelson MandelaTranslations available
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Fate shuffles the cards and we play.”
Arthur Schopenhauer - Parerga and ParalipomenaTranslations available
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We have need of morality only for want of love.”
André Comte-SponvilleTranslations available
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.”
Theodor W. AdornoTranslations available
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