The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.