A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.