Usually we praise only to be praised.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.