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when the swine overwhelm, retreat into the wisdom of these words

Friday, September 15, 2006

"Ability wins us the esteem of the true men; luck that of the people."

"Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example."

"If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength."

"No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does."

"Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise."

"Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side."

"The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so."

"The intellect is always fooled by the heart."

"We all have the strength to endure the misfortunes of others."

"We always get bored with those whom we bore."

"We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally appear disguised before ourselves."

"We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all."

"Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person."

~Fran├žois VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld


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