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
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.