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
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...