Quarrels would not last long if the fault were on one side only.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
We confess our faults, to make amends by our sincerity for the harm they have done us in the opinion of others.
We easily forget our faults when they are known only to ourselves.
Flattery is counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of great design as of chance.
Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.
We often do good in order that we may do evil with impunity.
There is an eloquent silence: it serves sometimes to approve, sometimes to condemn; there is a mocking silence; there is a respectful silence.
Enthusiasm is the most convincing orator; it is like the functioning of an infallible law of nature. The simplest man, fired with enthusiasm, is more persuasive than the most eloquent without it.
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