Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.