There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things; it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.