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 say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.