Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...