A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...