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
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...