Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...