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
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.