Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.