He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by chance but he who knows it and can judge it and has a true taste for it.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.