As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...