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
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...