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
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Jealousy is a keen observer, but looks for all the wrong signs.
Don't envy your friends for having a jealous partner; reach out to them and let...