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
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.