Zitat des Tages von Luc de Clapiers:
The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
The fool is like those people who think themselves rich with little.
The idle always have a mind to do something.
There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.
Those who can bear all can dare all.
One promises much, to avoid giving little.
The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.
The conscience of the dying belies their life.
Clearness ornaments profound thoughts.
Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.
Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
The maxims of men reveal their characters.
To execute great things, one should live as though one would never die.
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
To possess taste, one must have some soul.
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
Prosperity makes few friends.
Indolence is the sleep of the mind.
Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.
Obscurity is the realm of error.
Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.
You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time.
All grand thoughts come from the heart.
The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.
If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.
Patience is the art of hoping.
Great thoughts come from the heart.
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.