A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.