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
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...