Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
The happiness or unhappiness of men depends no less on their dispositions than on their...
Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out a candle,...
Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking...
Love is like the ocean waves, it either has it high or low times and...
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.
The only thing constant in life is change.
One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare...
We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love is our...
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
The height of ability in the least able consists in knowing how to submit to...
Women who love, pardon more readily great indiscretions than little infidelities.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune
A woman often thinks she regrets the lover, when she only regrets the love
It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but...
Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.