The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth
Quote by FranÃ§ois De La Rochefoucauld
Though men pride themselves on their great actions, often they are not the results of...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome...
It is great cleverness to known when to conceal one's cleverness
The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits
If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Virtue would not go to such lengths if vanity did not keep her company
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Youth is a continual intoxication; it is the fever of reason
To praise princes for virtues they are lacking in is a way of insulting them...
It is more shameful to mistrust one's friends than to be deceived by them
True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing...
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as...
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
Grace is to the body, what good manners are to the mind
If vanity does not overthrow all our virtues, at least she makes them totter
Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make...
Vanity, I am sensible, is my cardinal vice and cardinal folly; and I am in...