People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may think them considerable enough to be the envy and the mark of fortune.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for...