However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Love alone can unite living beings so as to complete and fulfill them... for it...
To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your...
But love is blind, and lovers cannot see What petty follies they themselves commit