It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...