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
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...