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
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love do not require coupons.