That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least urging of self-interest.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be...
We are constantly invited to be who we are.