Flattery is counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Contributed by: Zaady
He who lives without folly is not so wise as he imagines.
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
The most trying fools are the bright ones.
No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.
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.
Our strength exceeds our will; how often we say things are impossible when we are looking for an excuse.
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