As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.