We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...