It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self.
Quote by FranÃ§ois De La Rochefoucauld
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
The hunger for applause is the source for all conscious literature and heroism
We wish to attract praise to ourselves even as we seem to be praising others
Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself
What makes the vanity of others insupportable is that it wounds our own
We speak little if not egged on by vanity
Sometimes accidents happen in life from which we have need of a little madness to...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others
Youth is a continual intoxication; it is the fever of reason
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
Certainly we're not satisfied with just winning games. We've been playing some pretty good hockey,...
A man who is always satisfied with himself is seldom so with others, and others...
There are few people who are more often in the wrong than those who cannot...
The violence done us by others is often less painful than that which we do...
It is our own vanity that makes the vanity of others intolerable to us
Vanity is the quicksand of reason
Ah vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of fate are, How very weak the...
There are a number of companies in the area who do artificial foliage very well--...