We are inconsolable at being deceived by our enemies and being betrayed by our friends, yet we are often content in be being treated like that by our own selves.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment. Francois de La Rochefoucaul
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves. Francois de La Rochefoucaul
Politeness of the mind is to have delicate thoughts
We do not lack strength so much as the will to use it; and very often our imagining that things are impossible is nothing but an excuse of our own contriving, to reconcile ourselves to our own idleness.