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
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...