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
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
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...
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.