As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.