The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.