In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes the world to believe that he is. Thus we may say that the whole world is made up of appearances.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.