A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.