Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
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Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
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.
Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.
New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.
Nowadays it seems more and more like the 'business' in 'show business' is underlined, and there are campaigns, and it's all part of getting people in to see the movies.
The failure of world leaders to act on the critical issue of global warming is often blamed on economic considerations.
You can find lots of people like you through technology, and women in particular like communities.
As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying. Maybe he was telling me that he was going. I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness.
My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.
A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.
I try to forget about the expectation that's out there and the audience listening for the next thing so that I'm not trying to please them. I've spent a huge amount of time not communicating with those folks and denying that they exist.
I'm always interested in what you can do with technology that people haven't thought of doing yet.