Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of his own mind.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...