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
Taste may change, but inclination never.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.