The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...