We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Contributed by: Zaady
The highest skill is the true judgment of values.
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
When not prompted by vanity, we say little.
Vanity makes us do more things against inclination than reason.
It is to be a truly virtuous man to wish to be always exposed to the view of virtuous people.
Perfect virtue consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.
We need greater virtues to sustain good fortune than bad.
A clever man should organize his self-interests in the order of their worth. Greediness often defeats its own end, by making us scratch for every trifle when we should dig for gold alone.
To establish oneself in the world, one does all one can to seem established there already.
When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
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