Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues and vices, and to have determined how good or how wicked that man shall be capable of being.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...