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
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Jealousy is the great exaggerator
A person hates you for 1 of 3 reasons. 1) They want to be you....