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
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.