Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.