Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...