It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love long, where it really is, nor to counterfeit it long where it is not.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...