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
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...