On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
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.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.