Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.