One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
Love is a wild bird that no one can tame. It's useless to chase it...
Fertility of mind does not furnish us with so many resources on the same matter,...
The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering injustice.
Few people know death, we only endure it, usually from determination, and even from stupidity...
Fortune and humor govern the world.
However evil men may be they dare not be openly hostile to virtue, and so...
If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune
Nothing is given so profusely as advice
We often pass from love to ambition, but we hardly ever return from ambition to...
Nature makes merit, and fortune puts it to work
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to...
The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than merit itself
We may give advice, but we can't inspire conduct
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
The happiness or unhappiness of men depends no less on their dispositions than on their...
We may give advice, but we can't inspire conduct.
Youth changes its tastes by the warmth of its blood, age retains its tastes by...
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.