Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.