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
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.