It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.