As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.