Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.