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
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...