Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.