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
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.