Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...