Francois De La Rochefoucauld
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
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We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them.
It is not enough to have great qualities We should also have the management of them.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
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.
If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth, or an impotence of will.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
The major advances in speed of communication and ability to interact took place more than a century ago. The shift from sailing ships to telegraph was far more radical than that from telephone to email!
Money: power at its most liquid.
I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
People assume I'm out there having this great life, but money doesn't erase the pain. When you're young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
The only way I'd be caught without makeup is if my radio fell in the bathtub while I was taking a bath and electrocuted me and I was in between makeup at home. I hope my husband would slap a little lipstick on me before he took me to the morgue.
You must have love as the core it takes courage to be willing to constantly tell the truth to each other and risk letting the relationship go.
My mom is not trying to live vicariously through me.