Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We pardon to the extent that we love.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.