The defects of the understanding, like those of the face, grow worse as we grow old.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Contributed by: Zaady
More things are left undone through neglect of duty than through neglect of self-interest.
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
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.
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.
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.
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