Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...