Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...