In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.