If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.