Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of his own mind.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.