Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish to correct of it.
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...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.