Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.