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
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...