On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.