We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.