We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.