Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.