The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Usually we praise only to be praised.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...