Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
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.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.