As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often...
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought...