Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.