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
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
It is great cleverness to known when to conceal one's cleverness
Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it is an enemy.