Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.