Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.