However much we may distrust men's sincerity, we always believe they speak to us more sincerely than to others
Quote by FranÃ§ois De La Rochefoucauld
A man who is always satisfied with himself is seldom so with others, and others...
To praise princes for virtues they are lacking in is a way of insulting them...
Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
The pomp of funerals has more regard to the vanity of the living than the...
Youth is a continual intoxication; it is the fever of reason
The hunger for applause is the source for all conscious literature and heroism
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as...
A man is perhaps ungrateful, but often less chargeable with ingratitude than his benefactor is.
He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who...
There is only one kind of love, but there are one thousand imitations
The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others
There are heroes in evil as well as in good
If vanity does not overthrow all our virtues, at least she makes them totter
What makes the vanity of others insupportable is that it wounds our own
Our virtues are most often but our vices disguised
We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual
The first pressure of sorrow crushes out from our hearts the best wine; afterwards the...