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
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.