Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.