Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.