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
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...