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
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...