It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.