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
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.