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
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.