A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.