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
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.