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
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...