Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.