Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part of that blame and that commendation is due which is given to the actions themselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
When you came, you were like red wine and honey, and the taste of you...
When you feel good about yourself, others will feel good about you, too.
In love, as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken.