When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...