We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...