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
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.