We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.