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 promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...