To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.