They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We pardon to the extent that we love.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
I like a friend better for having faults that one can talk about
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
Idleness is sweet, and its consequences are cruel