Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.