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
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
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.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...