Francois De La Rochefoucauld
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
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Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected.
Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth, or an impotence of will.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being.
To know yet to think that one does not know is best Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
It does not matter much what a man hates provided he hates something.
There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
We two are to ourselves a crowd.
In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible.
And I highly recommend for all the women in the world, even if they're 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you. It's always good to flirt with him. It's a great sport.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
There's kind of a toll you have to pay with a cat if you don't pet her for 10 minutes she'll bother you for six hours.