If we were without faults, we should not take so much pleasure in remarking them in others.
Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence.
We pardon in the degree that we love.
We hardly find any persons of good sense save those who agree with us.
The veracity which increases with old age is not far from folly.
Francois, Duc de la Rochefoucauld