How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not remember how often we have recounted it to the same person?
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...