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
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
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...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.