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
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...