We come fresh to the different stages of life, and in each of them we are quite inexperienced, no matter how old we are.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Contributed by: Zaady
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to convey a great deal in a few words, so, on the contrary, small wits have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Were we to take as much pains to be what we ought, as we do to disguise what we are, we might appear like ourselves without being at the trouble of any disguise at all.
To establish oneself in the world, one does all one can to seem established there already.
When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Tricks and treachery are merely proofs of lack of skill.
Those who give too much attention to trifling things become generally incapable of great ones.
It is easier to deceive yourself, and to do so unperceived, than to deceive another.
We work so consistently to disguise ourselves to others that we end by being disguised to ourselves.
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