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
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.