Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...