Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues and vices, and to have determined how good or how wicked that man shall be capable of being.
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...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.