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
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...