Sincerity is an open heart. Few people show it; usually what we see is an imitation put on to snare the confidence of others.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
A man of wit could often be embarrassed without the company of fools.
Quarrels would not last so long if the fault were only on one side.
Our repentance is not so much regret for the evil we have done, as fear of its consequences to us.
To be deceived by our enemies or betrayed by our friends in insupportable; yet by ourselves we are often content to be so treated.
The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not speak of ourselves at all.
He who thinks he can find in himself the means of doing without others is much mistaken; but he who thinks that others cannot do without him is still more mistaken.
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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