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 heart is forever making the head its fool.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...