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
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...