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
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.