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
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...