Villeda Morales quotes

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We pardon to the extent that we love.
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Few people know how to be old.
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Honest people will respect us for our merit: the public, for our luck.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
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