No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.