In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.