We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look little in one that is too big for us.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.