We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...