Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating of it too.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.