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Men lose more conquests by their own awkwardness than by any virtue in the woman.


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Philosophy is doubt.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means,...
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
There are people who in spite of their merit disgust us, and others who please us in spite of their ...
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, conf...
BARUCH (_BENEDICT DE) SPINOZA
The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
MARQUIS DE VAUVENARGUES
All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.
JOSEPH DE MAISTRE
There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains. The most univ...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others, as what I am in my own; I would be rich of my...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
If you never change your mind, why have one?
EDWARD DE BONO
That ephemeral sheet,... the newspaper, is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the dec...
EDMOND DE GONCOURT
A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, wi...
MALCOLM DE CHAZAL
Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.
EDMOND DE GONCOURT
What do we mean by setting a man free? You cannot free a man who dwells in a desert and is an unfeel...
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY
Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in convers...
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate yo...
JEAN DE LA BRUYERE
It would be better to have no laws at all, than to have too many.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
'Tis a dainty thing to command, though 'twere but a flock of sheep.
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
Those laws, being forged for universal application, are in perpetual conflict with personal interest...
MARQUIS DE SADE
Leaders don't inflict pain -- they share pain.
MAX DE PREE
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what w...
MAX DE PREE
Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.
REMY DE GOURMONT
We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure ...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Everyone complains of the badness of his memory, but nobody of his judgment.
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
It is great cleverness to know how to conceal our cleverness.
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revi...
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
Hope is the most sensitive part of a poor wretch's soul; whoever raises it only to torment him is be...
MARQUIS DE SADE
The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humors as on fortune.
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
Fortune and humor govern the world.
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
One should never risk a joke, even of the mildest and most unexceptional charters, except among peop...
JEAN DE LA BRUYERE
If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in the...
CARDINAL DE RICHELIEU
One returns to the place one came from.
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
We are almost always guilty of the hate we encounter.
MARQUIS DE VAUVENARGUES
I love those historians that are either very simple or most excellent. Such as are between both (whi...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
To honor him whom we have made is far from honoring him that hath made us..
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed.
JEAN DE LA BRUYERE
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
MADAME DE MAINTENON
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small intere...
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war ...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for w...
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES
To many fame comes too late.
LUIS DE CAMOENS
People should realize we're jerks just like them.
EDWARD DE BONO
All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
It is for want of application, rather than of means that people fail,
FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
The injustice of defeat lies in the fact that its most innocent victims are made to look like heartl...
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY
Behold, my love, behold all that I simultaneously do: scandal, seduction, bad example, incest, adult...
MARQUIS DE SADE