Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
Quote by François De La Rochefoucauld
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...