There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.