Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...