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
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.