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
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...