Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.