There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to know that which may be useful to us; and the other, from pride which comes from the wish to know what others are ignorant of.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.