We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.