Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.