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
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...