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
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...