There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to conquer difficulties so much as application and resolution in the use of means.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Great hopes make great men.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast