Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person.
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...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...