More things are left undone through neglect of duty than through neglect of self-interest.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
Were we to take as much pains to be what we ought, as we do to disguise what we are, we might appear like ourselves without being at the trouble of any disguise at all.
To establish oneself in the world, one does all one can to seem established there already.
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