No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth, or an impotence of will.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.