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
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.