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
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...