Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...