We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.