However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...