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
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...