Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.