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
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...