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 man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...