Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...