As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.