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
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...