On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.