Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.