The happiness or unhappiness of men depends no less on their dispositions than on their fortunes
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
The veracity which increases with old age is not far from folly.
When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is...
Innocence is lucky if it finds the same protection as guilt
The pleasure of love is in the loving; and there is more joy in the...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever
The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than merit itself
Most women do not grieve so much for the death of their lovers for love's-sake,...
Jealousy is the greatest of all evils, and the one which arouses the least pity...
For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
Old men like to give good advice in order to console themselves for not being...
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare...
Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and the one that we take...
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
Love is a wild bird that no one can tame. It's useless to chase it...
The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies.
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.