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
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.