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
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.