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
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Peace of mind makes the body healthy, but jealousy is like a cancer
Genius attracts more hate than love and more disrespect than respect; at least for the...