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
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...