Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...