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
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...