The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
Nothing is given so profusely as advice.
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.
If we are to judge of love by the consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a...
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
A woman often thinks she regrets the lover, when she only regrets the love
We may give advice, but we can't inspire conduct
Old men like to give good advice in order to console themselves for not being...
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than...
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out a candle,...
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives...
Jealousy is the greatest of all evils, and the one which arouses the least pity...
The pleasure of love is in loving.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever
Youth changes its tastes by the warmth of its blood, age retains its tastes by...
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to...
Then Old Age and Experience, hand in hand, Lead him to death, and make him...