We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us an occasion of expressing our affection and solicitude.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...