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
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
A healthy human environment is one in which we try to make sense of our...
But in the end, science does not provide the answers most of us require. Its...