We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.