We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see all the motives upon which they were done.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...