We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.