Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...