Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors