The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.