We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...