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
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.