We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.