Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.