Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.