Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.