Grace is to the body, what good manners are to the mind
Quote by FranÃ§ois De La Rochefoucauld
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure...
What makes the vanity of others insupportable is that it wounds our own
Youth is a continual intoxication; it is the fever of reason
If vanity does not overthrow all our virtues, at least she makes them totter
There are two kinds of curiosity: the first drives us to seek what serves our...
To praise princes for virtues they are lacking in is a way of insulting them...
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it...
A man is perhaps ungrateful, but often less chargeable with ingratitude than his benefactor is.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.
There is only one kind of love, but there are one thousand imitations
We wish to attract praise to ourselves even as we seem to be praising others
Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Though men pride themselves on their great actions, often they are not the results of...
One is always more vexed at losing a game of any sort by a single...
There is a hidden fear that somehow, if they are only given a chance, women...