The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
Francois La Rochefoucauld Quotes
When our vices quit us, we flatter ourselves with the belief that it is we...
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives...
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as...
The heat of youth is not more opposed to safety than the coldness of age.
Old men are fond of giving advice to console themselves for being no longer in...
Politeness of the mind is to have delicate thoughts
The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
In the old age of love as in life we still survive for the evils,...
The only thing constant in life is change.
The pleasure of love is in loving, and we derive more happiness from the passion...
All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass...
Jealousy is the greatest of all evils, and the one which arouses the least pity...
Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking...
The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than merit itself
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome...
All healthy men have thought of their own suicide
Before healing others, heal yourself
The best part of health is fine disposition