Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
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Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate and unfortunate in being cured of them.
Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
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.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love us more than we would have them do.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has sought after them.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
I've had some movies that have been ridiculed, but that's OK with me. I don't feel that really defines me. Should I change who I am to be popular?
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
I know people think we drive around in these nice cars and we do whatever we want and our parents will pay our credit cards, but that's not the case. Sure, my parents were generous I got a nice car at 16, but at 18 I was cut off. I've worked really hard. I opened the store myself.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
I've been left alone, even by the paparazzi, because what sells is sex and scandal. Absent that, they really don't have much interest in you. I'm still married, still working, still happy.
Have we failed to slow global warming pollution in part because climate and environmental activists have been too polite and well behaved?
Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.
He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her.
Profits in business always depend on the rate of interest: the higher the interest, the higher the rate of profit required.