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...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...