If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.