We should manage our fortune as we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
However evil men may be they dare not be openly hostile to virtue, and so...
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs...
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
Old men like to give good advice in order to console themselves for not being...
Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set...
The veracity which increases with old age is not far from folly.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate...
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
Little minds are too much hurt by little things; great minds are quite conscious of...
Innocence is lucky if it finds the same protection as guilt
Women who love, pardon more readily great indiscretions than little infidelities.
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than...
Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking...
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives...
Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.
Nothing is given so profusely as advice
The happiness or unhappiness of men depends no less on their dispositions than on their...
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Temporary happiness can cause a lifetime of misery.