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.
Factory farming is one of the biggest contributors to the most serious environmental problems. The meat industry causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes and ships in the world.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.
The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world - no ideals.
I drive an electric car.
Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.
I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.