Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others. Francois de La Rochefoucaul
Selfishness is the grand moving principle of nine-tenths of our actions.
Most men expose themselves in battle enough to save their honor, few wish to do so more than sufficiently, or than is necessary to make the design for which they expose themselves succeed.
If you cannot find peace in yourself, it is useless to look for it elsewhere.