However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think they tell more truth to us than to anyone else.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.