What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that we have several.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...