Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.