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
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...