Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...