They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...