The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...