Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...