Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.