The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.