To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
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 various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...