Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
The only place that the left hasn't placed the blame is on their agenda, so...
Future. That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and...