Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...