Francois De La Rochefoucauld
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
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We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones.
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.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.
Anyone who wants to sell you overnight success or wealth is not interested in your success they are interested in your money.
I think the American West really attracts me because it's romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama.
In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
I really like Gwyneth Paltrow a lot, as far as her career, because I think she's done a lot of small movies but she's also done great, big movies, and she's a really great actress.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Music is for people. The word 'pop' is simply short for popular. It means that people like it. I'm just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I'm cool.
I don't work at being ordinary.