Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...