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
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.