Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too; and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
Usually we praise only to be praised.