Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
What brings joy to the heart is not so much the friend's gift as the...
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.