The heart is forever making the head its fool.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...