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
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.