The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has sought after them.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
If I were gay, life would be a lot simpler. I'm kind of annoyed that...
If there is anything in the world more annoying than having people talk about you,...
I go from exasperation to a state of collapse, then I recover and go from...