Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...