The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Taste may change, but inclination never.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.