Though confidence is very fine, and makes the future sunny; I want no confidence for mine, I'd rather have the money
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
Old men are fond of giving advice to console themselves for being no longer in...
Of all the violent passions the one that becomes a woman best is love.
Nothing is given so profusely as advice.
We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we...
We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the...
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome...
The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering injustice.
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as...
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
The height of ability in the least able consists in knowing how to submit to...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune
The only thing constant in life is change.
If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a...
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be...
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love
We may give advice, but we can't inspire conduct.
Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness...
My advice to those who think they have to take off their clothes to be...