Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.