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
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...