We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...