Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.
Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.