If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love
Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves,...
There are many forms of love and affection, some people can spend their whole lives...