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
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...