The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in one's speech.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.