I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don't know where I would be without it.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...