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
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.