The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....