The truest mark of having been born with great qualities is to have been born without envy. La Rochefoucauld, Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales, (1665, 1678), 433rd maxim. By: Redactor Dr. Michael J. Hurd Adam Smith Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website − = two Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.