Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer set bad examples.
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
Nothing is given so profusely as advice.
Though confidence is very fine, and makes the future sunny; I want no confidence for...
Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is...
All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when...
Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out a candle,...
Fortune and humor govern the world.
The veracity which increases with old age is not far from folly.
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as...
Love, like fire, cannot subsist without constant impulse; it ceases to live from the moment...
We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we...
In their first passion women love their lovers, in all the others they love love.
The heat of youth is not more opposed to safety than the coldness of age.
Old men like to give good advice in order to console themselves for not being...
We may give advice, but we can't inspire conduct.
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
A woman's counsel is not worth much, but he that despises it is no wiser...
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your...
No shadow without light.