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
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Usually we praise only to be praised.