If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...