As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
True love doesn't come to you, it has to be inside you.
I've got your picture that you gave to me and it's signed with love just...