Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.