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
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...