Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.