Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...