Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...