Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.