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
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
The feeling when I'm with you, right there, is the exact reason why I never...
I'm not going to hurt you like she did. I wish you would give me...