Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...