When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.