Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.