Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself
Quote by FranÃ§ois De La Rochefoucauld
There is only one kind of love, but there are one thousand imitations
The violence done us by others is often less painful than that which we do...
The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth
Though men pride themselves on their great actions, often they are not the results of...
There are few people who are more often in the wrong than those who cannot...
The hunger for applause is the source for all conscious literature and heroism
We are always much better pleased to see those whom we have obliged, than those...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it...
Sometimes accidents happen in life from which we have need of a little madness to...
Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and...
We speak little if not egged on by vanity
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
A man is perhaps ungrateful, but often less chargeable with ingratitude than his benefactor is.
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
If vanity does not overthrow all our virtues, at least she makes them totter
What vanity needs for its satisfaction is glory, and it's easy to have glory without...
Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt