The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
Confidence in nonsense is a requirement of the creative process
Nothing is given so profusely as advice
Fertility of mind does not furnish us with so many resources on the same matter,...
Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they...
For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
If we are to judge of love by the consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it
In their first passion women love their lovers, in all the others they love love.
Nothing is given so profusely as advice.
All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
The confidence which we have in ourselves engenders the greatest part of that which we...
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but...
We should manage our fortune as we do our health - enjoy it when good,...
One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare...
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate...
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives...
If you say that money is God, then you should also remember that it is...
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We...