It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets all the credit.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.