The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.