Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Never speak ill of yourself, your friends will always say enough on that subject.
Why should a man's mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations...
We are constantly invited to be who we are.