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
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...