Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
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Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate and unfortunate in being cured of them.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.
It is with true love as it is with ghosts everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see all the motives upon which they were done.
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.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.
It is not enough to have great qualities We should also have the management of them.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them but serviceable vices.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about.
I swear my car won't run unless I'm picking my nose: At least, I'm that superstitious about it, so I don't want to take any chances.
You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it's so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.