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
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.