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
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...