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
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.