Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.