Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.