When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...