We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...