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
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...