GIGA THE MOST EXTENSIVE
COLLECTION OF
QUOTATIONS
ON THE INTERNET
Google
Search GIGA
Loading
Home
Page
GIGA
Quotes
Biographical
Name Index
Chronological
Name Index
Topic
List
Reading
List
Site
Notes
Varying Hare
Books
Crossword
Solver
Anagram
Solver
Subanagram
Solver
TOPICS:          A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
PEOPLE:    #   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


FRANCOIS DUC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
French philanthropist and social reformer
(1613 - 1680)
 << Prev Page    Displaying page 10 of 16    Next Page >> 

The truest mark of being born with great qualities is being born without envy.
      - [Envy]

The vices enter into the composition of the virtues, as poisons into that of medicines. Prudence collects and arranges them, and uses them beneficially against the ills of life.
      - [Vice]

The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
      - [Interest]

The virtues are lost in self-interest, as rivers in the sea.
      - [Self-interest]

The vivacity that augments with years is not far from folly.
      - [Vivacity]

The world more frequently recompenses the appearance of merit, than merit itself.
      - [Merit]

There are certain people fated to be fools; they not only commit follies by choice, but are even constrained to do so by fortune.
      - [Folly]

There are falsehoods which represent truth so well that it would be judging ill not to be deceived by them.
      - [Deceit]

There are few people who are more often in the wrong than those who cannot endure to be so.
      - [Wrong]

There are few people who are not ashamed of their amours when the fit is over.
      - [Love]

There are few women whose charm survives their beauty.
      - [Women]

There are follies as catching as contagious disorders.
      - [Example : Folly]

There are good marriages, but there are no delightful ones.
      - [Matrimony]

There are many women who never have had one intrigue; but there are few who have had only one.
      - [Intrigue]

There are no accidents so unfortunate from which skillful men will not draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men will not turn them to their hurt.
      - [Accident]

There are no chances so unlucky from which clever people are not able to reap some advantage, and none so lucky that the foolish are not able to turn to their own disadvantage.
      - [Luck]

There are people who, like new songs, are in vogue only for a time.
      - [Popularity]

There are several remedies which will cure love, but there are no infallible ones.
      - [Love]

There are some faults which, when well managed, make a greater figure than virtue itself.
      - [Faults]

There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune. It is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things; it is a price which we imperceptibly set on ourselves. By this quality we usurp the deference of other men; and it puts us, in general, more above them than birth, dignity, or even merit itself.
      - [Station]

There is an eloquent silence which serves to approve or to condemn: there is a silence of discretion and of respect.
      - [Silence]

There is nearly as much ability requisite to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self.
      - [Advice]

There is no praise we have not lavished upon prudence; and yet she cannot assure to us the most trifling event.
      - [Prudence]

There is only one kind of love, but it has a thousand guises.
      - [Love]

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
      - [Love]


Displaying page 10 of 16 for this author:   << Prev  Next >>  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 [10] 11 12 13 14 15 16

 WWW.GIGA-USA.COM     Back to Top of Page 
The GIGA name and the GIGA logo are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
GIGA-USA and GIGA-USA.COM are servicemarks of the domain owner.
Copyright © 1999-2013 John C. Shepard. All Rights Reserved.
Last Revised: 2013 March 16
Click > HERE < to report errors

Buy a good book from
Varying Hare Books