We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.