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
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.