we

We fear all things as mortals,
and we desire all things as if we were immortal.

We should not be offended that other people hide
the truth from us, since we so often hide it from ourselves.

We readily criticize other people’s faults,
but we rarely use them to correct our own.

We strive less hard to be happy than
to make people think we are happy.

If we are too much in love,
it is hard to recognize
when we are no longer loved.

La Rochefoucauld