Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Contributed by: Zaady
Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.
When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would do with the world looking on
True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.
Nothing prevents us from being natural so much as the desire to appear so.
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them.
There is such a thing as a general revolution which changes the taste of men as it changes the fortunes of the world.
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
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