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
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.