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
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.