There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them but serviceable vices.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.