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
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Jealousy is the grave of affection
What sort of love is permeated by jealousy? You are jealous because you are unaware...