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
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.