The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...