The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...