We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.