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
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and the one that we take...
The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a...
Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they...
We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the...
Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass...
There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when...
The confidence which we have in ourselves engenders the greatest part of that which we...
If we are to judge of love by the consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be...
The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering injustice.
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
The only thing constant in life is change.
Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as...
The heat of youth is not more opposed to safety than the coldness of age.
Nature makes merit, and fortune puts it to work
Love is a wild bird that no one can tame. It's useless to chase it...