Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.