Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
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We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.
Many men are contemptuous of riches few can give them away.
I don't have any romantic ideas about marriage. Trust me. A white dress... ? No. It's not something for me.
Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise.
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
There's really no such thing as the agony of dying. I'm quite sure that pain is shut off at the moment of death. You see, something happens when the body knows it's about to go. Peptide hormones are released by cells in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. Endorphins. They attach themselves to the cells responsible for feeling pain.
The more perfect the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates.
The Republicans need to work on registration and getting out their vote and their early voters and absentees. Grassroots stuff.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
As an American, you have a right to good health care that is effective, accessible, and affordable, that serves you from infancy through old age, that allows you to go to practitioners and facilities of your choosing, and that offers a broad range of therapeutic options.
Ful wys is he that can himselven knowe (Very wise is he that can know himself.)
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.