Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
If we are to judge of love by the consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to...
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.
We often pass from love to ambition, but we hardly ever return from ambition to...
We may give advice, but we can't inspire conduct
The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies.
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be...
When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
Of all the violent passions the one that becomes a woman best is love.
The only thing constant in life is change.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and the one that we take...
If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.
Nature makes merit, and fortune puts it to work
If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength
Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also...
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.