On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...