Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...