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
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.