It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.