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
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing