The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others
Quote by FranÃ§ois De La Rochefoucauld
To praise princes for virtues they are lacking in is a way of insulting them...
It is great cleverness to known when to conceal one's cleverness
He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who...
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue
Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers
True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing...
The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits
We speak little if not egged on by vanity
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation
There are two kinds of curiosity: the first drives us to seek what serves our...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
It is more shameful to mistrust one's friends than to be deceived by them
Our virtues are most often but our vices disguised
The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth
There are few people who are more often in the wrong than those who cannot...
Grace is to the body, what good manners are to the mind
A man convinced of his own merit will accept misfortune as an honor, for thus...
The man who is ungrateful is often less to blame than his benefactor.
A man is perhaps ungrateful, but often less chargeable with ingratitude than his benefactor is.
The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that...