He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Pride is the mask we make of our faults
Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so...
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.