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 often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that does not displease...
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends...