Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...