The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or admired.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.