We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...