Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
Usually we praise only to be praised.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...