Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
A jealous husband doesnt doubt his wife, but himself.
I've always been the breadwinner and men don't like that. They turn on you. They...