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 appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.