In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.