What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.