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
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.