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
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...