We easily forget our faults when they are known only to ourselves.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
Flattery is counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
He who lives without folly is not so wise as he imagines.
The most trying fools are the bright ones.
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.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.
Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others.
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