The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind, and they are in continual danger of breaking…
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.