The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
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.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...