Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
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As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them but serviceable vices.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity can give us no assistance in bearing them.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of judgment not to be deceived by them.
Many men are contemptuous of riches few can give them away.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to find a woman who has had just one.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that.
Just hit my 75th birthday, I'm feeling great!
We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.
The ordinary American - as far as I can tell - knows so much less than he did fifty years ago and has such poor work habits compared with fifty years ago that the average multiplicand of knowledge/capabilities is a much smaller number than it was in 1961.
You have to listen to the people who have a negative opinion as well as those who have positive opinion. Just to make sure that you are blending all these opinions in your mind before a decision is made.
Failure is an enigma. You worry about it, and it teaches you something.
The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.