The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits
Quote by FranÃ§ois De La Rochefoucauld
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
There are two kinds of curiosity: the first drives us to seek what serves our...
It is more shameful to mistrust one's friends than to be deceived by them
We speak little if not egged on by vanity
If vanity does not overthrow all our virtues, at least she makes them totter
A man convinced of his own merit will accept misfortune as an honor, for thus...
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as...
He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others
It is our own vanity that makes the vanity of others intolerable to us
Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue
In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that is not exactly...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it...
The pomp of funerals has more regard to the vanity of the living than the...
He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral
The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to...
Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.