It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
I believe love produces a certain flowering of the whole personality which nothing else can...
Love is not altogether a , yet it has many points in common therewith