Sometimes accidents happen in life from which we have need of a little madness to extricate ourselves successfully
Quote by FranÃ§ois De La Rochefoucauld
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
There are few people who are more often in the wrong than those who cannot...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself
Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome...
He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who...
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation
Though men pride themselves on their great actions, often they are not the results of...
The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits
We speak little if not egged on by vanity
Youth is a continual intoxication; it is the fever of reason
The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth
If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind
There are two kinds of curiosity: the first drives us to seek what serves our...
A shrewd man has to arrange his interests in order of importance and deal with...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as...
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do...
No vice is so bad as advice
I've learned to trust myself, to listen to truth, to not be afraid of it...