Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.