There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.