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
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.