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
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...