Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
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Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive and dissemble with ourselves.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of judgment not to be deceived by them.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.
I was elected to come to an incredibly dysfunctional capital and make the government work better, and that's what I'm doing.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
One thing you can say about nuclear power: the people who believe it is the silver bullet for America's energy problems never give up.
But now, more and more, its society is concerned with economy and finance.
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
People hurt you again if you can't give them any more.
By the time the children go to bed, I am as drained as any mother who has spent her day working, car pooling, building Lego castles and shopping for the precisely correct soccer cleat.
It's not easy to define poetry.
We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology.