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
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.