A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...