Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.