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
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.