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
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...