Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.