However much we may distrust men's sincerity, we always believe they speak to us more sincerely than to others
Quote by FranÃ§ois De La Rochefoucauld
A man convinced of his own merit will accept misfortune as an honor, for thus...
True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing...
It is more shameful to mistrust one's friends than to be deceived by them
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Youth is a continual intoxication; it is the fever of reason
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure...
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it...
A man is perhaps ungrateful, but often less chargeable with ingratitude than his benefactor is.
Though men pride themselves on their great actions, often they are not the results of...
The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits
The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth
Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.
Grace is to the body, what good manners are to the mind
To praise princes for virtues they are lacking in is a way of insulting them...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
There are two kinds of curiosity: the first drives us to seek what serves our...
As soon as there was two there was pride
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.