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 often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.