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
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...