Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...