Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.