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
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.