It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.