Age is a tyrant who forbids at the penalty of life all the pleasures of youth.
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than...
In the old age of love as in life we still survive for the evils,...
The veracity which increases with old age is not far from folly.
Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.
When our vices quit us, we flatter ourselves with the belief that it is we...
The love of glory, the fear of disgrace, the incentive to succeed, the desire to...
The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies.
Fortune and humor govern the world.
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
The happiness or unhappiness of men depends no less on their dispositions than on their...
We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the...
When love becomes labored we welcome an act of infidelity towards ourselves to free us...
If we are to judge of love by the consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
Old men like to give good advice in order to console themselves for not being...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune
Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our...
Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.
Time draweth wrinkles in a fair face, but addeth fresh colors to a fast friend,...