We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...