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
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...