Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
A lifetime of happiness? No man could bear it: it would be hell on earth.