Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...