We think very few people sensible, except those who are of our opinion.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed.
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
Often we exaggerate the goodness of others more for our own virtue in giving praise than for the virtues that we praise: thus we invite commendation by seeming to dispense it.
There is only one sort of love, but there are a thousand copies.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
The pleasure of love is in loving. We are much happier in the passion we feel than in that we inspire.
Source: Maxim 259.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range.
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