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
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.