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
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.