The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has sought after them.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.