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 defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Using a metaphor in front of a man as unimaginative as Ridcully was like a...
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who...