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
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...