Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...