On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...