Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
We pardon to the extent that we love.