He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.