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 name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...