The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
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.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.