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
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I...