There goes another beautiful theory about to be murdered by a brutal gang of facts.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
The defects of the understanding, like those of the face, grow worse as we grow old.
More things are left undone through neglect of duty than through neglect of self-interest.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
The highest skill is the true judgment of values.
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.
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to convey a great deal in a few words, so, on the contrary, small wits have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
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