Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate and unfortunate in being cured of them.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.