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
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.