Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...