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
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
I was thinking around the clouds, and I was hoping you wouldn't bring me down....
We have proved that the true strength of our nation comes not from the scale...