We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...