The love of glory, the fear of disgrace, the incentive to succeed, the desire to live in comfort, and the instinct to humiliate others are often the cause of that courage so renowned among men
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
When love becomes labored we welcome an act of infidelity towards ourselves to free us...
When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.
The happiness or unhappiness of men depends no less on their dispositions than on their...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune
Love is a wild bird that no one can tame. It's useless to chase it...
The heat of youth is not more opposed to safety than the coldness of age.
We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Innocence is lucky if it finds the same protection as guilt
Few people know death, we only endure it, usually from determination, and even from stupidity...
Of all the violent passions the one that becomes a woman best is love.
However evil men may be they dare not be openly hostile to virtue, and so...
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives...
Jealousy is the greatest of all evils, and the one which arouses the least pity...
Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they...
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
Fertility of mind does not furnish us with so many resources on the same matter,...
We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to...
The universe is an intelligence test