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
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.