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...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.