On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...