I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don't know where I would be without it.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.