Youth changes its tastes by the warmth of its blood, age retains its tastes by habit.
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
A woman often thinks she regrets the lover, when she only regrets the love
The love of glory, the fear of disgrace, the incentive to succeed, the desire to...
Innocence is lucky if it finds the same protection as guilt
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to...
Nature makes merit, and fortune puts it to work
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune
Of all the violent passions the one that becomes a woman best is love.
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than...
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a...
Little minds are too much hurt by little things; great minds are quite conscious of...
Fortune and humor govern the world.
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
The heat of youth is not more opposed to safety than the coldness of age.
Politeness of the mind is to have delicate thoughts
The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
Confidence in nonsense is a requirement of the creative process
In the middle of a world that had always been a bit mad, the cat...
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to...