Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...