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
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.