No man deserves to be praised for his goodness unless he has strength of character to be wicked. All other goodness is generally nothing but indolence or impotence of will.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
Quarrels would not last long if the fault were on one side only.
We confess our faults, to make amends by our sincerity for the harm they have done us in the opinion of others.
We easily forget our faults when they are known only to ourselves.
Flattery is counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
He who lives without folly is not so wise as he imagines.
The most trying fools are the bright ones.
No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.
In the misfortune of our best friends, we find something which is not displeasing to us.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings and the one which we take the least thought to acquire.
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