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 easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.