It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.