Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but...
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.