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
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...