It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self.
Quote by FranÃ§ois De La Rochefoucauld
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it...
Though men pride themselves on their great actions, often they are not the results of...
There are few people who are more often in the wrong than those who cannot...
Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome...
However much we may distrust men's sincerity, we always believe they speak to us more...
The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits
There are two kinds of curiosity: the first drives us to seek what serves our...
It is our own vanity that makes the vanity of others intolerable to us
There is only one kind of love, but there are one thousand imitations
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
If vanity does not overthrow all our virtues, at least she makes them totter
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Ability is sexless.
Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a...
I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of...
Don't you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware...