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
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.