It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
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.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.