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  • #1
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • #2
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

  • #3
    Voltaire
    “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”
    Voltaire

  • #4
    Voltaire
    “The human brain is a complex organ with the wonderful power of enabling man to find reasons for continuing to believe whatever it is that he wants to believe.”
    Voltaire

  • #5
    Voltaire
    “But for what purpose was the earth formed?" asked Candide. "To drive us mad," replied Martin.”
    Voltaire, Candide

  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. (Mr. Dumby, Act III)”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #9
    Oscar Wilde
    “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #10
    Douglas Adams
    “For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #11
    Oscar Wilde
    “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

  • #12
    Oscar Wilde
    “I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #14
    George Bernard Shaw
    “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #15
    Oscar Wilde
    “Indeed I have always been of the opinion that hard work is simply the refuge of people who have nothing to do.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #16
    Oscar Wilde
    “The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism, and Selected Critical Prose

  • #17
    Oscar Wilde
    “I don't like compliments, and I don't see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn't mean.”
    Oscar Wilde



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