As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.