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
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.