We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...