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
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.