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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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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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Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On EducationTranslations 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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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

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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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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.”
Theodor W. AdornoTranslations available
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The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.”
Richard Phillips FeynmanTranslations available
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Become who you are!”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke ZarathustraTranslations available
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When someone opposes me, he arouses my attention, not my anger. I go to greet a man who contradicts me, who instructs me.”
Michel de Montaigne - EssaysTranslations available
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.”
Katherine MansfieldTranslations available
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."”
Hans Christian AndersenTranslations available
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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."

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The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.”
Vincent Willem van GoghTranslations available
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The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.





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People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.”
Albert EinsteinTranslations available
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People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.

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Change alone is the constant.”
Arthur Schopenhauer - Parerga and ParalipomenaTranslations available
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The effort we make to be happy is never lost.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheurTranslations available
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Silence is often the truest wisdom.”
PindarTranslations available
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo EmersonTranslations available
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Men differ by what they show, and have in common what they hide.”
Paul ValéryTranslations available
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