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
Fortune and humor govern the world.
We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the...
Though confidence is very fine, and makes the future sunny; I want no confidence for...
However evil men may be they dare not be openly hostile to virtue, and so...
For most men the love of justice is only the fear of suffering injustice.
All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
We may give advice, but we can't inspire conduct.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be...
If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.
When our vices quit us, we flatter ourselves with the belief that it is we...
If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs...
Nature makes merit, and fortune puts it to work
Nothing is given so profusely as advice.
The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than merit itself
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is...
Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have...
I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice...