On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.