Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
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There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them but serviceable vices.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable, and have every word received with a religious respect.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
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.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.
In Heaven, I believe my dad is somewhere doing something nice. I feel I've been too lucky to travel this far without somebody guiding me.
I am known for a life spent in the struggle for freedom, and freedom includes the freedom of religion.
He is a hard man who is only just and a sad one who is only wise.
Something I learned very early on in my career is that there are a lot of things that you do not have any power over.
Bush sees the evil as out there in the wider world, residing in people who 'hate freedom'. Look at his immediate response to the pictures of prisoner abuse this is not what Americans do, these are not our values.
My mom was tough.
Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
As a mom, I don't have much time for beauty.
A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.