Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they...
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare...
Youth changes its tastes by the warmth of its blood, age retains its tastes by...
Innocence is lucky if it finds the same protection as guilt
All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
A woman often thinks she regrets the lover, when she only regrets the love
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a...
Old men are fond of giving advice to console themselves for being no longer in...
The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
The truly wise, Will only prize, Good manners, Sense and learning
We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the...
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than...
The heat of youth is not more opposed to safety than the coldness of age.
The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering injustice.
The pleasure of love is in loving.
Confidence in nonsense is a requirement of the creative process
Fertility of mind does not furnish us with so many resources on the same matter,...
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential
The higher the general average of intelligence, all things else being equal, the less the...