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
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.