When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it.
We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us.
No accident so grave but that the clever man can turn it to some good; no luck so great but that the fool can twist it to his hurt.
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