There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable...
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go