Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.