Marguerite Yourcenar Quote

Our great mistake is to try to exact from each person virtues which he does not possess, and to neglect the cultivation of those which he has.


Hadrian's Memoirs (ed. 1957)

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Our great mistake is to try to exact from each person virtues which he does not possess, and to neglect the cultivation of those which he has.

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Our great mistake is to try to exact from each person virtues which he does not possess, and to neglect the cultivation of those which he has.

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Our great mistake is to try to exact from each person virtues which he does not possess, and to neglect the cultivation of those which he has.

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Our great mistake is to try to exact from each person virtues which he does not possess, and to neglect the cultivation of those which he has.