Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Usually we praise only to be praised.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.