We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.