A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.