Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make it seem so.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...