The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...