If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions, it is that which lies hidden in the bottom of our heart, and which we know not ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
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...
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...