How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves?
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...