Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...