It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...